Trainer Bruce Negus continued his fine run of form on Tuesday at Gore when he prepared two winners, including The Shakey Mistress who set a new track record for the 1700 metre journey when winning emphatically in a time of 2-03.9 (1-57.3).
Driven by Nathan Williamson, The Shakey Mistress was sent straight to the front where she set a solid tempo before leaving her opposition standing down the back straight and careering away to win by 11 & ¾ lenghts over stablemate Highland Reign.
“I’m not sure if she will still be sound in six months time so I told Nathan (Williamson) to have a crack at a good time, as the field didn’t look strong and it was such a nice day,” explained Negus.
“She is a very nice filly and if we keep her sound I think she will be good enough to race in some of the classics later on in the season,” he added.
The Shakey Mistress is one of few foals by talented but unfertile stallion Pay Me Christian who now serves a limited book naturally in Australia.
“Atleast now if she does go a miss she will be a worthwhile broodmare seeing as she has such a good time next to her name,” said Negus. “She is a very tough filly who had no right to stick on for second last weekend at Geraldine,” he added.
The Shakey Mistress is just one of a few more than handy types Negus is currently working.
“Music is a nice horse who is shooting for three from three tomorrow and I think Quick As A Trick who won the Graduation race on Show Day is the real deal,” he enthused
By Mitchell Robertson