I was, at first, a little worried that this adventure might be too similar to one of the missions from DDAL07-01 A City on the Edge. Thankfully I was wrong - we all had a blast! Part 1 seemed a little awkward - my players didn't jump in to the opportunity to gather information from the crowds without a little nudge, and weren't particularly interested in betting on the early race.
The race, however, was really engaging and fun for all of us. I made a cheat shett with all the important info to help me keep track of each leg of the race, which helped me keep the action moving. On the surface it was similar to the dino race in the intro adventure, but there was a nice variety in mounts and challenges to keep it fresh, and to give every PC a chance to shine. The adventure concluded with an unexpected battle against undead dinos (how cool is that!), and another clue to the sub-plots threatening Port Nyanzaru and Chult.
This was a fun and fast-paced adventure - one of the few that I actually got my group though in pretty close to the recommended time of 2 hours.
[5 of 5 Stars!]