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Awesome Alectrona

Talented three-year-old filly Alectrona resumed with an emphatic win at Sawn Hill on Sunday, June 9.

Trained by Tony & Calvin McEvoy, the daughter of boom stallion The Autumn Sun, was eased down at the finish winning the Bottle-O Swan Hill Three-Year-Old Handicap (1200m).

Alectrona, well backed from $2.80 in to $2.50 favourite, jumped nicely but didn’t have the speed to hold a forward spot behind a good tempo.

Jockey Harry Coffey balanced her up and found a good rhythm before asking her to improve turning for home with 600 metres ahead.

Alectrona gathered momentum and assumed control with 100 metres left to travel and Coffey eased up to win by 1-1/2 lengths from Darts Daly ($8.50) with Nuts ‘N’ Bolts ($3.70) a long neck away third.

Rayan Moore, Racing Manager for McEvoy Mitchell, believes better wins are in store for Alectrona.

“It was a fantastic win,” Moore said.

“She had trialled really nicely coming into today.

“Her last jump out at Ararat was very encouraging, she found the line well.

“Her form in the spring had been solid, she came out of a couple of good form races.

“In fact, the race at Ballarat, the six behind her have all won at their next start.

“Alectrona is a really promising filly.

“She is a big, strong girl, well put together, and as all these Autumn Sun fillies are, they are figuring in stakes races. I think this a girl that can go on with it and she will be in metro company next time”.

Moore said he believed, in time, Alectrona would be able to run up to 1600 metres.

“At the 1200 metres today, Harry (Coffey) had to niggle at her a bit just to hold her spot.

“She probably found it on the sharp side today and when they really ramped it up she was off the bit. Out to a mile (1600m) is when we will find her at her best.”

Winning jockey Harry Coffey confirmed Alectrona would measure up in stronger company.

“She is a lovely filly,” Coffey said.

“I think it was nice of the McEvoys to bring her up here on my hometown Cup day to give me a winner.

“She is a lovely type, does things right and is easy to ride. All those positives usually work out for a win.

“We wanted to be one-one and ride her like the best horse, but she wasn’t travelling well enough, so I had to come back and get her to travel.

“I was always confident if she lost ground at the beginning she would be good enough to pick them up quickly and that she did.

“She won pretty good. They way she is relaxing and finishing off, she might be able to extend out over a little bit further this time around.”