Beadman Collects in Hong Kong
Darren Beadman has capped a big weekend with victory aboard odds-on favourite Collection in the Hong Kong Derby at Sha Tin.
Beadman rode the two leading Golden Slipper contenders, More Joyous and Real Saga, to win their respective leadup races at Rosehill on Saturday then flew back to Hong Kong overnight.
He had the John Moore-trained Collection near the rear of the field after the barriers opened but made a lightning move mid-race to be in second place rounding the turn.
He urged Collection to the front on straightening and the four-year-old went to the line well clear of Thumps Up.
Formerly trained in England by William Haggas, Collection has been hailed as the next superstar of Hong Kong racing.