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Coco Sun’s black type success

Coco Sun marked herself as a filly of the future with an impressive win at Morphettville Parks on Saturday, July 15.

Trained by Tony & Calvin McEvoy, Coco Sun remained unbeaten and picked up black type for her pedigree with a victory in the Listed $120,000 Oaklands Plate (1400m).

Apprentice jockey Ben Price settled the filly towards the tail of the small field of six before bringing her with a well-timed run.

Coco Sun, which won her only other start at Geelong, won the feature by 1-3/4 lengths from Deadly Press ($7.50) with the heavily backed favourite Dubenenko ($1.80) a head away third.

Trainer Tony McEvoy holds high hopes for Coco Sun and it was his fifth win in the race as a trainer.

“She is a spring-quality filly whose pedigree suggests she would be better suited over more ground,” McEvoy said.

“That was very good. We came here to get that beautiful black type.

“I was a bit nervous at the 500m mark when Dubenenko came out of a pocket.

“She was good enough to win once she balanced up. We’ve thought for a while she could be a horse who could figure in the spring and that was a great step forward today.

“Coco Sun showed her quality with her debut win at Geelong over 1300m where she was trapped wide throughout yet still recorded the fastest last 600m and 400m for the meeting.

“Her pedigree said she’ll get further. We’ll back off now and digest it all.”

For winning jockey Ben Price, he was following in the steps of his father Simon, who won the race three times.

“Gee she did a gob job,” Price said of Coco Sun.

“She really knuckled down after getting knocked off her stride around the home turn.

“But she is a winner, she wants to win, and I think she is only going to get better.

“She has the right attitude to be a good horse, she is going to win better races than this, that is for sure.”