Grandeur (light blue silks) wins at Goodwood under Ryan MoorePICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
Moore chasing more success on Grandeur
RYAN MOORE, who excelled on the international stage on Sunday when he partnered Gentildonna to victory in the Japan Cup, has the chance to capture another big pot in the Far East after being confirmed for the ride on Grandeur in the Hong Kong Cup.
Moore, who has also won the Derby, Gold Cup and Breeders' Cup Turf this year, rode the Jeremy Noseda-trained gelding to win a Listed race at Goodwood in September - the only time the two have teamed up.
Grandeur has won twice in the States and is set to arrive in Hong Kong on Monday. He will be on the same flight from Stansted as John Gosden's Hong Kong Vase contender The Fugue.
"Grandeur is on schedule for the Hong Kong Cup and Ryan Moore will take the ride," said Noseda, quoted on his website.
"The horse leaves Shalfleet on Sunday and I think he is in great nick.
"He will be suited by the trip, track and ground. To have a winning chance, he will have to run a lifetime best but I feel he will go there and give a really good account of himself."
Grandeur, owned by Yvonne Jacques, is 40-1 with bet365 for the 1m2f race at Sha Tin on December 8.
Among his rivals are Hong Kong regular and top older horse Cirrus Des Aigles and Side Glance, winner of the Group 1 Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington this month.
Moore could bid for more big-race success in Japan after being linked with the ride on Gold Ship in next month's Arima Kinen.