Horse Racing

Dee Danger continues to improve

Observer writer

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

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Three -year-old bay colt Dee Danger continued to make steady progress in his career with a win in the Commission's Cup over five-and-a-half furlongs (1,100m) on Wednesday (August 1, 2018).

The Forest DangerCC Colquhoun offspring, who finished a half-length second to American Super Sparkle on last got the better of Locomotive and Princess Zella by a half-length to win a Restricted Allowance event for native-bred three-year-old non-winners of two.

Speaking on behalf of owner/trainer Dwight Chen, trainer Alford Brown said: “To be honest, we are taking it day by day. One cannot predict what a horse will do tomorrow, as we do not yet know how he is going to come out of the race, which means we just have to take it one step at a time and hopefully all will be well.”

He continued: “He ( Dee Danger) raced the last time and he had a slight setback, so we had to work on him. He had a good work the other morning and we expected him to run a good race. Our only concern was the handicaps. He carried top weight of 56.0kg and the other horses had lower weight allotments so that was our only concern, but he is fit, well and, healthy and based on this we expected a good run and so it turned out.”

Dee Danger was not the best away at the off but leaving the half-mile, Shane Ellis quickly recovered to settle his mount second behind leader, Formal Gladiator.

On leaving the 600-metre marker, Ellis went in earnest chase of the leader then grabbed the lead and Dee Danger then dismissed the Formal Gladiator, who faded out of contention.

10-1 chance, Locomotive (Dane Dawkins) came storming forward on the inner rails with Princess Zella, a 3-1 shot also closing fast.

Dee Danger was game and held the advantage to the line by a half of a length to register his second career win. Dee Danger ran 1,100 metres in 1:07.4.

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