The Group 3 HBV Ladyship Cup provided an exciting win to the in form Steam Washed for harness racing driverand trainer .
Starting from the running line on the back row, Steam Washed lobbed one by three in the early stages but was forced to cart the three wide line into the race in the 1720-metre affair.
With Beauty Secret in front and Gliding Rose outside her, Steam Washed loomed up down the back and continued to eat into the leaders margin befor joining them on the bend and fending off a host of challengers in the straight.
The race was paced in a sharp mile rate of 1:53.3 with the last half coming in 55.4secs.
Steam Washed will now be afforded automatic entry to the Ladyship Mile on Inter Dominion day at Menangle.
by Blake Redden
Harness Racing Victoria