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Hengheng means Collect The Money in Chinese, and the West Australian-bred five-year-old Hengheng did just that at Gloucester Park on Friday night when he excelled as a pacemaker for trainer-reinsman Lindsay Harper and won the $30,000 group 3 DTS Security Fence Specialists The Warwick Pace over 2130m.

The Rich And Spoilt gelding was favourite at $1.80, and he gave a typical strong frontrunning performance to win from Palatino ($10) and American Bullitt ($61), rating 1.56.8.

“It was just what the doctor ordered,” said Harper. “Hengheng got a nice comfortable time in front. Aiden (De Campo) kept us honest out of the gate with Pradason, and in the middle when we ran a couple of 29.9sec. quarters. He then went 28.5sec. up the back pretty easily and then I held him back to the field because the horse on my back (American Bullitt) felt like he was travelling well.

“Hengheng (at his third appearance after a spell) needed the run and he pulled up blowing and sweating. He will get better and will win multiple races in town and will eventually get to fast class.”

Hengheng is proving an excellent buy for Harper and a group of part-owners. His 42 starts have produced eight wins and eight placings for earnings of $74,556.

Harper, encouraged by his son Donald to buy the horse at the 2018 APG Perth yearling sale, was delighted to be able to purchase him for $8500.

Donald Harper and his wife Tara had done all the pre-sale work on preparing eight yearlings for the sale, and Donald told his father that this son of Rich And Spoilt was the pick of the bunch. Hengheng is out of Cool Adda, who won the $60,000 Diamond Classic for two-year-old fillies in June 2010 and went on to race 80 times for 15 wins and 12 placings for earnings of $160,839.