Sparkle shines at Flemington
Talented mare Set To Sparkle took her stakemoney to $236,250 with a brilliant win at Flemington on Saturday, December 12 courtesy of a top ride by jockey Luke Currie.
The Tony McEvoy-trained five-year-old mare had to come from gate 11 at the 1400 metre start and looked to need a lot of luck to get a good run.
However, Currie had her away well and managed to get across and obtain a perfect trail.
Set To Sparkle ($12) sprinted strongly over the final stages to grab a one length win in the Bluegrass Bar Trophy beating Naantali ($3.70 fav) with Amortentia ($10), three-quarters of a length away third.
Victorian stable foreman Michael Shepherdson said it had been a good win from an awkward draw.
“It was a Luke Currie special,” Shepherdson said.
“From not a good draw he was able to get her into a good position and she was able to prove too strong.
Currie said the mare had done a top job.
“We chanced our arm from the draw and managed to get a nice run,” Currie said.
“She was really determined through the line when I asked her to go.
“I think she is improving each time she goes to the races.”
Set To Sparkle now has the impressive record of five wins and four placings from just 14 starts.
The mare is by the former outstanding stallion Hussonet who stood at the end of his career at Cornerstone Stud at Angaston.