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Soho Tokyo (Bettors Delight x Pelicanrama) finished 3rd in her Semi-Final at Menangle and made the Final of the APG for 2 yr old fillies. The Final of $322,000 and Consolation Final of $50,000 will be run at Menangle on April 27. Tokyo pushed for the lead but had to deliver a 27.6 sec first quarter to take up the running. She was still fighting out the finish in a 27.4 sec quarter and was only beaten by 6 metres. The mile rate was 1.57.8, while the first Semi-final was run in a slick 1.56.5
Soho Valencia (Art Major x Benelise) won again at GP on Friday Night bringing up 2 straight wins after 2 seconds at the start of this prep. In a good mile rate of 1.55.1 he left them standing after coming around the home corner. His second last quarter was covered in 28.0 and his final quarter in a slick 27.8 sec. He won by 12 metres over the shorter sprint trip of 1730m. Soho Valencia has been hampered of late with injury, but when he is right and in full flight he is outstanding. Well done Gary Hall on managng his return to the track and full fitness.
Soho Chicago (Sportswriter x Milady Sheffield) ran 4th in his Heat of APG. He now progresses to the Semi-Finals, which will be run at Melton on April 25. The Final of $322,000 and a Consolation Final of $50,000 will be run on May 2.
Soho Monza (Pacific Fella x Spic And Spangled) brings up win number 8 at Gloucester Park.
Soho New York (Art Major x Before Night Falls) wins 3 in a row for Trainer Glenn Elliott and Owner Robert Watson after her win at Pinjarra. Her mile rate was 2.00.6 and she came home the last quarter in 28.4 sec. Well done Glenn on getting the hat trick. Click her name at the start of the paragraph for the full results and race replay.
Soho Standardbreds produced another young winner in Justbritell (Courage Under Fire x Soho Artemis) on Friday night at Melton in the Shakamaker Classic for 2 year olds. With a powerful finishing burst Justbritell ran down exciting young colt Padrisimo who had already won 5 of his 6 lifetime starts. The flat tyre made the effort even more impressive by Justbritell. He was sold by Robert Watson and Soho Standardbreds at the APG Sales in Melbourne for $10,000 in 2012. The first prize in the Shakamaker of $13,000 is making the investment look good at this stage. We would like to thank the owners A J Young and T F Cahill for investing in a Soho Yearling and wish them well in the future with their young gelding Justbritell.
HRV Racing Season 2012-2013
The APG Sales were held recently in Melbourne. Rob Watson purchased 4 quality colts. View their Photos in the Soho Gallery.