Has The Answers Wins 2010 Governors Cup

Has The Answers Wins 2010 Governors Cup

Last Friday night at Gloucester Park, seven-year-old Has The Answers coasted to an easy victory in the $50, 000 Group 2 Governors Cup (2130m) becoming the first odds-on favourite to take out the Governors Cup in its four year history.

Starting the race as the hot favourite at $1.40, the Tony Svilicich-trained Has The Answers lead all the way to defeat Kinneys Gold ($18.60) by 7.40m with roughie Tealsby Karita ($34.80) in third after an impressive run that saw them sitting second behind the leader until the very end.

It was a disappointing finish for the second elect, Gary Halls’ Spirit Of Shard ($7.20) who was restrained after the start and unable to get a clear run crossed the line in seventh place. Hall’s other runner was last start Lord Mayor’s Cup winner Talk To Me Courage ($9) who finished fourth.

Has The Answers breezed to the front right from the start gaining a brilliant clear run from his wide draw barrier six. Kinneys Gold got into second position early but was soon overtaken by Tealsby Karita.

It was a gallant effort from eventual third placegetter Tealsby Karita who began poorly but made up ground moving from the middle of the pack to finish in the money.

Controlling the pace throughout the 31.5 first quarter Has The Answers kept a solid three metre lead to Tealsby Karita who had crept up to snatch second position from Kinneys Gold. Over the second quarter Tealsby Karita edged closer to the leader, shortening the margin between them to just a metre on the turn.

With one lap to go Has The Answers held strong while Teaslby Karita gave chase and got within a head of the leader but Has The Answers had plenty left in the tank and galloped away reeling off third and final quarters of 29.2 and 27.5 for the win, his terrific final burst of speed widening the winning margin to nearly seven and a half metres.

Kinneys Gold made a charge up the inside to place second with Teaslby Karita a close third.

Has The Answers, a son of Legacy Of Power out of No Questions, ran a sharp mile rate of 1:58.0 in the Governors Cup and has now won 32 of his 111 career starts for $515, 894 in prizemoney.

2010 Governors Cup Results:

Place

Horse

Prizemoney

Row & Br.

Trainer

Driver

Margin (m)

1
HAS THE ANSWERS
$33, 500 Fr6 T Svilicich A C Lewis
2
KINNEYS GOLD
$9, 000 Fr1 L M Marriott G P Marriott 7.40
3
TEALSBY KARITA
$4, 500 Fr4 P V Willis K N Prentice 10.50
4
TALK TO ME COURAGE (NZ)
$2, 000 Fr9 G E Hall Snr. S J Cramp 11.90
5
LIVELY ROYCE (NZ)
$1, 000 Fr3 J R Graham J K Prentice 12.30
6
ARMA HARRIS
Fr2 R A Olivieri C D Brown 13.50
7
SPIRIT OF SHARD (NZ)
Fr7 G E Hall Snr. G E Hall Jnr. 15.00
8
NICKELMELDON
Fr8 R A Olivieri K J Harper 19.40
9
SPIRITWITHIN
Fr5 P J Fletcher A G Cortopassi 29.30