Dolphin to make waves next season
PLENTY to like about yesterday's griffin event with a heap of runners catching the eye in the paddock and in the race proper.
None more so than Gary Ng Ting-keung's unusually well bred Australian subscription griffin Dolphin.
He looked a touch close coupled in the paddock but is basically a much better type to look at than the majority of subscription griffins and he was noted rattling on strongly to the line to finish third.
He almost certainly found the 1,200 metres on the short side and it may not be till he gets a mile that he will really come to himself.
Ivan Allan's Aspire ran much better. He looks a big strong type with a touch more quality about him than a number of his griffin contemporaries and is one to watch out for next season.
Peter Tse Yan-sid's Golden Hope will be all the better for the experience. And nothing finished more strongly than David Hill's good looking Toy World who found the 1,200 metres on the short side but can win next season over farther.