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Promising mare Suing You has recovered from a virus, and she impressed at her first appearance for seven weeks when she was untroubled to set the pace and score an easy victory in the 2130m Changjiang Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Driven by part-owner and trainer Shane Young, Suing You, the $4 second fancy, was able to coast through the lead time in 38.3sec. and the opening quarter in 31.7sec. before she left her rivals struggling as she covered the final three 400m sections in 30.2sec., 28.6sec. and 27.8sec.
She won by just under two lengths from the $3.70 favourite Purest Silk, who battled on gamely after trailing the leader all the way.
“I’m pretty happy with her; it was probably the best she has felt for a long while,” said Young. “Even though she got a soft run, she travelled hard on the bit all the way and she got ton the line strongly.
“The previous time she led, two starts earlier when she won, she didn’t feel all that good. And then at her following start, she was a well-beaten fifth after sitting one-one. A blood test then revealed that she had a virus. A blood test before this run showed that she was okay, and that was shown by the way she performed tonight.
“I have a good opinion of her and I don’t think we have seen the best of her.” Suing You has raced 42 times for 12 wins, seven placings and $110,667 in stakes.