The Cran Dalgety trained Katy Perry is no longer the ‘Dark Horse’ among the two-year-old fillies.
She proved that she is right up there with the best of them when out-sprinting her rivals in the $150,000 listed Sales Series Final at Alexandra Park tonight.
“She has had a few problems with tying up since she has been up here, but she was right back to her best tonight,” advised driver Dexter Dunn.
After getting a nice drag into the race, Katy Perry came with a powerful finish to win by a length over Fight For Glory, who finished on well for second after working hard early only to be carted back at a crucial part of the race. Bettor Be Supreme finished in third, while Joanne’s A Delight, who had missed some work during the week due to a foot abscess, faded to fourth after setting the pace.
Katy Perry is a brown daughter of Bettor’s Delight, who sired the winner of half of tonight’s twelve race card.
Another daughter of Bettor’s Delight in Linda Lovegrace, was an impressive winner of the other two-year-old race on the card, downing her more favoured stablemate Supersonic Miss in a Purdon-Rasmussen Quinella.
However, Supersonic Miss is sure to strip fitter in next Saturday’s 2YO Diamond at Cambridge as it was her first run since finishing a luckless fourth in the APG final in Sydney.
Meanwhile, the husband and wife training partnership of Andrew and Lyn Neal enjoyed treble, with Sunshield, Delight Brigade, and Who Dares Wins, all winning their respective events.
By Mitchell Robertson