Golden Gamble will be a safe bet
MARK Golden Gamble down for next season following a satisfying run in the second event at Sha Tin last night.
Golden Gamble has been a difficult horse to train as he had very bad barrier problems which were, to a large extent, sorted out by trainer Bruce Hutchison before the horse was moved back to Kenny Kam.
He was off the scene for three months following a bleeding attack but looked the part in Class Five last night when ranging up on the home turn in a 1,400-metre race.
Golden Gamble eventually finished sixth and almost certainly was not completely race fit. In this class - and he will go lower during the off-season - the five-year-old can win.
So, too, will Daiquiri who never looked like value at 7-2 in the Class Four seventh race.
He is a northern hemisphere three-year-old giving away lumps of weight to older horses which is an almost certain recipe for disaster.
But when he resumes as a much more mature individual, Daiquiri will be winning races in this grade. The FAR North colt is a nice type of horse and needs only time to show his full potential.