|VENUE||ASCOT, Saturday 20/02/2016|
|RACE||RACE 8 LIONS CLUB OF WA HANDICAP 5:20 PM (1200m)|
|Horse||HELDER THE PAINTER (JASON WHITING )|
|Finished||9th of 15|
Not a bad first-up effort by Helder The Painter in a competitive Rating 72+ Handicap and, after enjoying a good run just off a fast pace, looked a chance fleetingly in the straight before levelling out and working home evenly over the final 150 metres. He did have to change course at a vital stage in the straight and with that in mind probably should have finished a length closer to the winner.
Appears to be looking for something a bit longer now, where a more even tempo will suit, and there is a Ratings 72+ Handicap over 1400 metres at Ascot on Saturday March 5.