Suborics declares two-year-old 'special' as griffin storms to win

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 10 April, 2012, 12:00am


Southern hemisphere juveniles do make a habit of winning most of the griffin races but not too many punters were ready for Ricky Yiu Poon-fai's Amber Sky's racecourse debut win. John Size's Irish-bred Sichuan Express went out odds on for the first griffin event of the season but failed, apparently without reason, while Amber Sky made it look like the wrong favourite, putting up one of the biggest winning margins in history. Andreas Suborics could have made it further than 73/4 lengths, equalling Great Win's margin up the straight eight years ago, and described the gelding as 'a special horse'. 'I was confident and for a two-year-old to run time like that, easing up, he has to be a special horse,' he said.