Smart four-year-old mare Suing You has recovered from a blood disorder and she gave a stout-hearted performance at her first appearance for eight weeks when she set the pace and scored a comfortable victory over Blockjorg in the 2130m DTS Farm Fence Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Driven by part-owner and trainer Shane Young, Suing You, the $2.30 favourite, enjoyed early modest quarters of 32sec. and 30.5sec. before sprinting over the final 800m in 56.7sec. to win by more than a length.
Blockjorg, a $9.50 chance, raced three wide for most of the first circuit and then in the breeze before getting her nose in front of Suing You approaching the home turn.
“I felt that we were able to hold Blockjorg, and we seemed to have the rest covered at that point,” said Young. “Suing You was probably flat out, but she still had something left. She is quite a gross mare and I think she will improve.”
Suing You was an impressive winner at Gloucester Park on New Year’s eve before disappointing with unplaced efforts at her following two starts.
“I would have been happy if she had been running up behind them at the finish of those two races,” said Young. “I let she was better than that. It wasn’t about winning; it was about the feel. So, I did her blood, and it was way out, which told me that there was something wrong.
“The vet advised me to give her a couple of weeks off and then she should be able to turn things around. So, she had two and a half weeks off, and now she’s fine.”
Suing You, an Alta Christiano mare, has raced 26 times for nine wins, five placings and $77,469 in prizemoney.
By Ken Casellas