Hann’s many happy trails in SA
VICTORIAN trainer Kym Hann continued his affinity with Adelaide when Like To Think So claimed yesterday’s Happy Trails Series Final (1400m) at Morphettville.
Hann has enjoyed some successful Adelaide raids in the past couple of months, but none will top Like To Think So’s win in the $100,000 feature.
Taken straight to the lead by Harry Coffey, Like To Think So proved too smart for rivals on a Morphettville Parks track suiting on-speed horses.
Hann said he had been confident the gelding could repeat his last-start Adelaide victory from a good barrier.
“He came over better this time than last time,’’ Hann said. “I was pretty confident.
“He’s honest, he never gives a bad run and it’s good to win a big one like that.’’
Hann paid tribute to Coffey, saying the horse “just runs for him’’.
Coffey said some solid work during the week had given him plenty of confidence, knowing Like To Think So would make his own luck up front.
“I had a lot of confidence in the horse,’’ Coffey said.
“If he can control the race, he’s always pretty hard to beat. The second horse (Debt Collector) is no slouch. It’s flying at the moment.
“He (Like To Think So) just gets to the front, controls races and sprints away. That’s all you can ask of a horse.’’ HIGH-PRICED two-year-old Pelican was impressive on debut yesterday for the David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig stable.
The $450,000 yearling sale buy is part-owned by Coolmore and is the daughter of Seachange, who won seven Group 1 races.
Pelican enjoyed a perfect run behind the speed for Jamie Kah before powering over the top of stablemate Emconi Star.
“She’s a very classy filly. She did a bit wrong on the turn but it was pretty impressive for her first start,’’ Kah said.
IN CONTROL: Harry Coffey and Like to Think So race away in the $100,000 final.