Longer run will suit Room For More

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 February, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 February, 1998, 12:00am
 

TRAINER Alex Wong Siu-tan has a real knack with middle-distance performers and yesterday his Room For More (15-1) showed he was another of that ilk waiting to oblige.


Although he finished back in 10th place behind all-the-way winner Powernamic in the Class Five mile contest, the New Zealand-bred was a only 4.5 lengths off them at the line.


English ace Alan Munro dropped the four-year-old to the tail and waited until the home turn to let him down. He made steady progress down the straight and will appreciate a move up in distance to at least 2,000 metres.


Another of the Citidancer breed, who have enjoyed great success in the SAR, he was a Private Purchase Griffin and this was only his eighth career start. Follow him over more ground and you won't be disappointed.


Earlier, there was a monster run from the Francis Lui Kin-wai-prepared Super Star (32-1) in the Class Four 1,400-metre second event won in fine fashion by Woodside Park.


Pilot Jason Weaver had his hands full with the three-year-old Kiwi gelding, as he flunked the start and travelled very greenly in the run. But he really motored in the final 100 metres and may have even won if he'd raced in a straight line. If he learns to play the game, Super Star could certainly live up to his name.


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