HOSPEDA SWOOPS TO WIN
Nov 14, 2016
Hospeda replayed connections after several placing with a win at Geelong in The Audi Centre Geelong Cup BM58 Handicap over 1715 meters.
Given a good ride by Daniel Stackhose, Hospeda jumped okay from barrier 10, but eased soon after the start to settle 13 lengths second last with a fast pace. Well back near the rear approaching the home turn. After making up ground around the home turn the mare straightened up third, six lengths off the pace 300 meters out. Hospeda charged home making up nearly three lengths in the last 100 meters, taking the lead late. It was a great run against the pattern of the day, a super win.
Hetuka Zarsho was second and Crediton back in third. The 1715 meters was run in 1:44.81. It was Hospeda's second win in 14 starts.