Day At The Track

Muscles Yankee filly wins the Redwood Classic

12:00 AM 03 Aug 2015 NZST
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High Gait

Master harness racing trainer Mark Purdon became a two-time Seelite Windows and Doors Redwood Classic winner today at Maryborough.

Purdon’s rising star filly High Gait produced a flawless performance in the 2190-metre stand-start Group 1 to score a 2.7-metre win in a mile rate of 2:06.3.

High Gait is by Muscles Yankee out of quality producer Regal Volo. She is a full-sister to Breeders Crown winner Our Twentyten.

High Gait’s 65secs first half set the filly up to dash home.

She got home in 58.4secs, holding off runner-up Missandei comfortably with Sundons Courage third.

High Gait has won six races from seven starts, her only defeat coming when second in the Harness Jewels at Ashburton.

by Cody Winnell

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