Third Stage: Cannon City (
At the end of the Third Stage, every major competitor in the race is somehow racing together toward the finish line. Given the choice of going around the lake at the left or the right to reach the finish line. Diego, then Gyro and Johnny choose to directly cross the lake. However Johnny warns Gyro that Diego's dinosaur senses give him an edge for exploiting the landscape and more importantly, that Gyro doesn't have will to win on par with the British jockey, which means that Diego will win. Gyro doesn't listen to Johnny, who decides to ride around the lake, and follows Diego across it. The swim exhausts Valkyrie and the horse isn't able to catch up to Silver Bullet. Even if Gyro gets rid of even the water in him with the Spin, Diego spits a gastrolith at the ground which rebounds and slightly wounds Valkyrie's leg. Another turnabout occurs when at the last moment, Johnny passes Diego and finishes before him. The true winner of the race, Hot Pants, has however already passed the finish line one hour ago. Gyro acknowledge his defeat and resolves to try to get the necessary will to win.