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Addington Futurity Finals 23 May 2019

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A great night of racing at Addington last night – with a twist.

How often have you looked at a race field and thought … I haven’t got the foggiest?  Last night was that night when the fog made an unwelcome appearance and almost caused cancellation carnage.

The replay below gives an indication of what things were like.

Race 9 Futurity Sprint Final 295m

Pita Ramos simply jumped ran and won.  And didn’t get lost in the fog (see below!).

She almost lead by a length at the end of the first sectional while her closing sectional (11.31) was almost two lengths better than anything else.

The interesting runner was Opawa Lacy whose been spruiked quite a bit since he started racing.  You get the sense we have yet to see the best of this dog – he ran the second best closing sectional (11.41).

Race 11 Futurity Final 520m

The big question was whether Opawa Hop could cross the field from box 7.  She was up second at the end of the first sectional and that really was it.  A bit of trouble at the start made it even easier and while Double Speed tried hard, Opawa Hop had the race won a long way from home.

Race 12 Harding Cup 295m

Another race where the start held more than the normal interest.  Randy Raccoon likes to head a little right out of the boxes so the concern was whether he would do and create trouble for himself or others.

Instead, he jumped cleanly and lead by 8 seconds at the end of the first split.  Disobedience in second at the end of the back straight was likewise 7 seconds ahead of Hilton Forabet.

Randy ran the best closing sectional so again it was clear-cut victory.  Disobedience ran the third best opening sectional and second best closing sectional.  Hankenstein impressed as he often does with the second best closing sectional but his slow starts are always a challenge.

Haven’t Got the Foggiest?

The fog did its best, but Pita Ramos had no problem finding the lure from the outside box.

 

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