The 3YO daughter of Divine Prophet showed great tenacity to hold on and win the Cirka Plate over 1400m at Flemington.
In a driving finish, it was a lovely Harry Coffey ride that gave connections a welcome change of luck. Sitting fifth in running off a solid tempo, Coffey then had to bide his time down the long headquarters straight.
Speaking to Racing.com post-race Coffey explained his predicament. “I just tested the waters early, and ah the waters were a little bit deep to be jumping into early, so I had to wait a little bit longer.
She’s not an overly big filly, and she’s also been a filly that has been in races where she’s been knocked around and has not had a lot of luck, so you have to be mindful of that when making runs.”
The gap finally opened when Blushing Tycoon wobbled and dropped off slightly, allowing the filly to sprint quickly into winning contention.
Coffey also referred to John Allen appearing on his inside. “I’ll be honest, I didn’t know Johnny (Allen) was sneaking up my inside until very late, it took me and Fortunate Kiss by surprise, but we were lucky enough to get the bob.”
“I’ve got to say a big thank-you to Daniel, he gives me a really good go Daniel. He’s not only a good trainer, but he is also quite loyal and a good friend of mine.”
Purchased by Daniel for $80,000 at the 2020 Sydney Classic Yearling Sale, the filly has now nearly doubled that in earnings for connections. With a black type fourth to her name when just behind the placegetters in the Group 3 Typhoon
Tracy, enhancing her value as a broodmare is the next box to tick.
Very pleased after yesterday’s gutsy win, Daniel suggested going back to Moonee Valley suited best.
“I was stoked to get another win for the owners, but now the job is to get a black-type win.
The perfect race looks to be at Moonee Valley on March 25th in the Alexandra Stakes, a Group 3 over 1600m.”
Congratulations to all her owners, let’s hope the luck continues.