Racing review for Saturday, April 13, 2019

Prince Charles with jockey Robert Halledeen
Prince Charles with jockey Robert Halledeen

With overwhelming superiority in terms of speed and a most favourable weight advantage, Let It Snow led, and was always clear to beat Instagram by eight and a half lengths.
RACE 2-$350-300,000 OPTIONAL CLAIMING (3YOS&UPWARDS) 1100METRES/5 1/2FURLONGS -Fortuneonehundred was pressured for the lead by Formal Justice with favourite Rambunctious Links attacking both on turning for home.  Formal Justice led at the distance but Prince Kamali running on strongly on the far rails sprinted to the lead 150 metres out to win by just over three lengths.
 RACE 3-$750-700,000 OPTIONAL CLAIMING (3YOS&UPWARDS) 1000METRES/5FURLONGS STRAIGHT - Dee Danger led comfortably in the centre of the track and was always in control to beat Sir Jhunjhun Wala by nearly three lengths with the always prominent Polly B just over seven lengths back in third.
RACE 4-$250-200,000 OPTIONAL CLAIMING (4-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1300METRES/6 1/2FURLONGS - Fiery Path led unconvincingly and gave way to Court Call in the turn with Concur travelling best to strike the front 300 metres out and go clear for a near six-length victory and his fifth win in his last eight starts.
RACE 5-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV DIVISION I (4YOS&UPWARDS/NW3) 1400METRES/7FURLONGS - A Seh Soup led a prominent group including Quantum Dancer, Eye Candy and Elal to the top of the stretch. Long odds-on favourite District Attorney from just off the pace ran on well on the far rails to score by two and a half lengths over A Seh Soup’s good effort.
RACE 6-OPEN ALLOWANCE (THREE-YEAR-OLDS&UPWARDS) 1000METRES/5FURLONGS STRAIGHT - Adonis led with stable-mate Exhilarate pursuing closely along with Bimini. Exhilarate led inside the last 200 metres and only held on by three parts of a length from Secret Traveller’s strong late rush. Favourite Peking Cruz was never going well at stage and made no impression only manage to finish fifth.
RACE 7-RERSTRICTED OVERNIGHT NW2 ALLOWANCE (3YOS&UP) 1300METRES/6 1/2FURLONGS - Zebrano led from Bruce Wayne, going easily in the tightly bunched competitive field approaching the home turn. Taking the lead 400 metres out Bruce Wayne stayed on well to beat a best-ever performance from Wartime by three lengths.
 RACE 8-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV DIVISION II (4YOS&UPWARDS/NW3) 1400METRES/7FURLONGS - Golden Destiny and Reigning King disputed for the lead turned for home six lengths clear of the remainder of the pack with the latter going better 200 metres out. Last 900 metres out, Ricky Ricardo ran on steadily to beat the tiring Reigning King by three parts of a length with Innovator from well off the early pace only a half a length further back in third.
 RACE 9-RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE II (THREE-YEAR-OLDS/NW2) 1300METRES/6 1/2FURLONGS - Action Run led under pressure from Distant Storm and God of Love travelling extremely well in close touch. Sprinting to the front 250 metres out God of Love looked to be in a higher class and never allowed the improving Don Almighty to be closer than four and a half lengths at the line.
RACE 10-JAMAICA 1000 GUINEAS GRADE I (THREE-YEAR-OLD-FILLIES) 1600METRES/8FURLONGS - In a somewhat anticlimactic event, maiden Formal Fashion led early before giving way to I Am Di One cruising on the bridle with favourite Lady Blue in close pursuit from 900 metres out with the pair going clear.  Going much better than anything in the upper stretch, I Am Di One left no doubt as to which was the best filly on the day with a convincing near four-length triumph over Lady Blue. Casual Drink from a long way off the pace stayed on well for third to be only five and a quarter length behind at the line.
 RACE 11-MAIDEN CONDITION (THREE-YEAR-OLDCOLTS&GELDS) 1100METRES/5 1/2FURLONGS - Prince Charles led convincingly to turn for home in command and ran very well in the home stretch to better favourite Glitter River’s determined effort by a length and a half.


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