Heart wins for 800-strong band at Gold Coast
May 03, 2014
More than 800 owners roared when Heart Of Many staged a major form turnaround to score his third city win at the Gold Coast.
Heart Of Many ran last in a Class 6 at Eagle Farm at his previous outing but trainer Barry Baldwin told stewards that a vet’s exam revealed mucus in the gelding’s throat after the race.
Heart Of Many started as a $15 chance in the Legassick Handicap but the fast early speed of the $50,000 contest played into the son of Show A Heart’s hands from the outset.
Jockey Chris Munce let Heart Of Many find his feet in the second half of the field before the four-year-old improved into contention rounding the home turn.
Heart Of Many began to sprint early in the straight but still had four lengths to make up on the front-runners at the 200 metres.
However, the smart performer quickly reeled in the pacesetters before holding off the challenge of the determined runner-up to score by a long head.
The win earned Heart Of Many’s hundreds of owners a $32,000 winner’s cheque, sending his stakes tally through the $100,000 barrier.
Hancox Bloodstock paid just $40,000 for Heart Of Many at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale in 2011.
The victory was Heart Of Many’s fifth from 18 starts.
Congratulations to Heart Of Many’s horde of owners on another great success.
© MiStable 2014