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Soho Tokyo (Bettors Delight x Pelicanrama) did not do well in the barrier draw for the Final of the APG for 2 yr old fillies.  She drew 10 but will come out of barrier 8 with the emergencies removed. Several other fancies did not draw well either, however Supersonic Miss unbeaten in her 3 races  has the coverted number 1 barrier. Mick Stanley will have to drive a tactical race to get Soho Tokyo into the action at some pont. She will however appreciate the softer start given her recent efforts.

 

The following quality Mares produced foals  during the last breeding season for Soho Standardbreds :- Aussie Made Lombo,  Boa Vista Lombo, Chip And Gale, Cornsilk, Country Change, Dream Allulike, Edith Piaf, Fidelius Charm, Firestone Valley, Lombo Portrait, Lombo Silhouette, Miss Galvinator, Pelicanrama, Perfect Reason, Pixel Perfect, Sheng Li,  Soho Bordeaux, Soho Champagne, Soho Nike and Spice On Ice. The foals will progress through their developmental stages at Tamarin Park under the fantastic management skills of Sue and Les Markwell.

 

Great to see NSW Harness and Tabcorp Park Menangle looking after Owners of horses entered in the big APG races next Sunday. Invitations have been  extended to Owners with Horses in the APG  Finals to have drinks and nibbles above the parade ring to view their horse and the race. Owners put plenty of their hard earned into the Sport and appreciate such gestures.

 

Soho New York (Art Major x Before Night Falls) brings up 4 straight wins with a good effort at Pinjarra yesterday. She remains unbeaten for Glenn Elliott and Robert Watson. Her fastest mile rate of 1.58.6 shows her ability, but she also has the required speed to win races. She came home in 27.9 yesterday after showing gate speed to lead.

 

The Odd Lover (Art Major x Under The Odds) won his recent trial at Byford. The young Colt went around in a mile rate of 1.59.5 coming come his last 2 quarters in 28.8 and 28.3 seconds. He clearly looks the part and should provide Soho Standardbreds with another quality junvenile. His performance capacity is being managed and developed by Interdominion winning Trainer Kim Prentice. He races first up at Northam on Thursday in Race 1 from Barrier 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 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.