First Class To Rio Runs Third At Coffs.
Jul 27, 2014
The Marc Quinn stable headed to Coffs Harbour on Sunday, July 27 with one runner, First Class To Rio to race in race three on the card in a class one handicap over 1012 m with fine conditions prevailing handing a good three track rating for competitors.
Leaving the gates, Girst Class To Rio began moderately, jumping worse than midfield on landing with jockey Alan Chau pushing his charge up to be fourth on passing the 600m, Gizmo led the field out with Elite Dubleo in second with November Storm third and the Marc Quinn entrant sitting fourth on its outside.
Coming below the 250m, Elite Dubleo and Gizmo were fighting it out with the fast finishing First Class To Rio out wide shortening the gap, however on the line it would be the favourite Elite Doubleo first, Gizmo a head behind in second and First Class To Rio a neck from the leader, in a time of 59.14 for the journey with the last 600m clocked at 35.20.