Smart Show Down scores16 Dec 2019

Show Down underlined his untapped potential with a strong win in the $30,000 Website Angels (Rating 65) over 1400 metres on the first on the card on Waikato Cup day.

Sent out $3.70 favourite after two close seconds in his previous two starts, the Showcasing four-year-old had punters off to a great start of the day when he was set alight by jockey Troy Harris half way down the straight to score by a neck to Jewel Of Patch (T.Yanagida) with a head to Khorabella (D.Danis) in third.

"We got a beautiful run and he’s an honest type that tries hard,” rider Troy Harris said.
“He never really travels great, he always does when I ask him and when the runs came he quickened nicely,” Harris added.

Show Down’s winning time was 1:2144 (last 600m in 34.89) on a Good3 track.

“He’s got some talent this boy, unfortunately we may lose him to Macau with the owner wanting him over there. We are not sure we’ll get another run out of him here,” trainer Margaret Carter said.
“I was hoping Troy didn’t get further back than he did, which he didn’t. Perfect ride.”

Show Down is raced by his breeder R C Y Hui, and his second win from 9 starts includes four placings and increases his prizemoney to $38,000.