Ottley brings up win 100

11:30 AM 18 Apr 2014 NZST
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Sam Ottley - reined home her 100th winner at Forbury yesterday.
Tom Twiddle, Woodlea Legend, and Katie Cox
Samantha Ottley's 100th driving success

Even a cold wet night at Forbury Park couldn’t put a dampener on Samantha Ottley’s 100th driving success.

“I didn’t really care that it was a miserable night at Forbury I was just excited to get my 100th,” said the junior reinswoman.

Ottley notched up her 100th victory aboard the Michael House trained Gogirl Bromac, who burst up the passing lane to win by a neck after being given a beautiful trip in the trail.

By winning her 100th race, Ottley cements herself in the record books as the first female to drive 100 winners whilst still a junior driver.

“I’d just like to thank all of the trainers and owners that have supporter me, especially my employers Colin and Julie DeFilippi. Without them I wouldn’t be where I am now,” she added.

But it wasn’t just Ottley representing the girls with distinction at Forbury Park as Katie Cox also found herself in the spotlight.

The young reinswoman, who has come along in leaps and bounds as a driver, notched up her first Group driving success when combining with the Tom Twiddle trained Woodlea Legend to win the Group Three 4 & 5YO Championship at odds of $48.20.

Drivers with the surname Cox have now won the Forbury Park feature two years in a row, with Jonny (no relation), having taken out the race last year with Ballindooley.

Meanwhile, superstar filly Venus Serena made light work of her rivals in the Nevele R Fillies heat despite sitting parked the journey.

By Mitchell Robertson

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