First Class To Rio Third At Grafton

Mar 20, 2015

Marc Quinn prepared First Class To Rio for race five on the Grafton card in a class three handicap with Andrew Adkins aboard jumping from barrier 2 in a field of 11.

On taking stock it was Hide The Moon leading the way Prince Mayted was 2nd a gap to Curragh Cailin in third, Tara Ironwood was some two lengths behind in the early stages with the Marc Quinn prepared commodity between runners worse than midfield on settling.

Rounding the bend it was still Hide The Moon leading the charge, Prince Mayted was off its rump in second and loomed ominously for the run home, Curragh Cailin was still prominent with Charlee Rose sneaking up on the outer as Adkins had angled his runner First Class To Rio, off heals and was looking for way through in the early stages of the straight.

Into the straight it was all Prince Mayted as they cleared out on the rest of the field Arabian King ran on with First Class To Rio spying a gap to finish on strongly and as they come to the wire it was Prince Mayted  by 3 1/2 to Arabian King in second with First Class To Rio landing in third just edging out Charlee Rose.