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    Kempton Performance Crucial for Peking Opera's Triumph Aspirations
Kempton Performance Crucial for Peking Opera's Triumph Aspirations
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Kempton Performance Crucial for Peking Opera's Triumph Aspirations

Gary Moore is anticipating a test of Peking Opera at Kempton's Coral Adonis Juvenile Hurdle as he strives to cement a place for the Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.


The former Irish Derby fourth seeks to demonstrate his potential in the hurdling domain under Moore's stable.

Moore, hailing from Lower Beeding, achieved a significant triumph at Haydock recently with Salver and Botox Has clinching victories. Salver's prowess has elevated him to the forefront of the UK's juvenile scene, while Botox Has triumphed in the Grade Two Rendlesham race.

The Lower Beeding-based trainer is now aiming for further success with Peking Opera, who made a promising hurdle debut at Sandown. Moore was surprised by Peking Opera's speed and adaptability, prompting a reconsideration of the race plans for the talented juvenile.

Despite initial reservations, Moore now eyes the Triumph Hurdle for Peking Opera, buoyed by his recent displays. The odds for both Peking Opera and Salver have shortened, with the former's chances dependent on his performance in the upcoming race.

Moore remains cautious about Peking Opera's competition, particularly Nickle Back, who poses a significant threat in the Coral Pendil Novices' Chase. The trainer is deliberate in his approach, prioritising the well-being and performance of his horses.

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