As impressive as Safedra was tonight at Addington, don’t expect to see too much more of her.
“She is going to be served by Bettor’s Delight on Monday,” said trainer Cran Dalgety. “Well at least she was before tonight,” he laughed.
Safedra, who has now won eight races and over $100,000 in stakes, was sent forward by driver Dexter Dunn, before dictating terms in front and kicking home in 56.3 for the last half.
Her overall time was 3-13.6, which was a very slick time considering the slushy track conditions.
The daughter of Mach Three, who is owned by Jim & Susan Wakefield, is likely to have huge worth as a broodmare.
She is a daughter of top mare Sparks A Flyin, which makes her half brother to smart pacers Diomedes, Empyrean, and Bettor’s Fire, who has been in super form in Western Australia in recent months, topped off by his win in the $A50,00 Mount Eden Sprint at Gloucester Park last night.
“She has done a great job, and well be a hard horse to replace. But her options are now quite limited,” conceded Dalgety.
Meanwhile, progressive pacer Tiago Bromac may have spoiled Besotted’s chances of a New Zealand berth by downing him in the feature pace at Alexandra Park tonight.
By Mitchell Robertson