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Posted 2018-12-31 08:25:22  
SAF trainer COETZEE WINS G1 Gold Cup in Malaysia

Davinci lands first big win in Penang Gold Cup

A masterpiece of riding by Harmeet Singh Gill saw DAVINCI came with a well-timed run to snatch victory in the RM350,000 Yang Di Pertua Negeri Gold Cup (2000m) here today, the final day of the Malaysia 2018 racing season.

DAVINCI won four races in Singapore, three of them in Class 4 and once in a Initiation race.

Earlier this season, after his transfer to Kevin Coetzee, DAVINCI regained his form with two wins in Class 4 but still did not indicate the height he would rise with another win in a Cosmo D event just two months ago.

However, DAVINCI performed above himself when he finished second to READY TO ROCK in the Coronation Cup (1600m) last month.

One subsequent unplaced run later, DAVINCI rose to the occasion when he beat rank-outsider D'GREAT TIMING by a short head in today's set-weight event.

Gill had DAVINCI on the rails in midfield but passing the 800m, he had nowhere to in front. Gill had to drop him back and gradually switch out to the outside of the field making the turn into the straight.

DAVINCI eventually got going to nail his first big win. READY TO ROCK had to come from last at the home turn and met with rough passages to take third placing.

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