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McEvoy Mitchell RacingLatest News Fast finishing Furlanetto

Fast finishing Furlanetto

An astute change of tactics is returning the ultimate dividend with improving filly Furlanetto.

Patiently ridden by Harry Coffey, Furlanetto sprinted home strongly to win at Sandown Lakeside on Wednesday, June 5.

The three-year-old filly was ridden for speed early in her career, but trainers Tony & Calvin McEvoy considered she would be better suited ridden quietly and she has now won three of her last four starts.

At Sandown, in the Sportsbet Fast Form Handicap (1600m), Coffey settled Furlanetto ($8.50) seventh, on the inside, in the field of nine and waited until the 300-metre mark before asking her sprint.

The filly finished strongly and wore down Pacific Cross ($11) to win by a neck with Nusumi ($4.20), a half-length away third.

Rayan Moore, Racing Manager for McEvoy Mitchell, said Furlanetto was steadily improving.

“She was a month between runs today,” Moore said.

“We dropped her back from the 1800 metres which she probably didn’t run at her last start.

“Thank you to the ownership group – they have been very patient with this girl, beaten first up at Colac to start this preparation.

“Here we are today at Sandown, thanks to Rob Roulston and Mark Player and the group they have put together, a really big ‘thank you’ from the stable.

“We have spaced Furlanetto’s runs and gone far and wide, Swan Hill and Ararat before today.

“She is a big, strong girl and we probably don’t have one that works as well as her in the mornings.

“She is an unbelievable track worker, and for a while was looking like a morning glory but she is now really hitting her straps.

“The key is Harry (Coffey) riding her patient, that is a big key.

“I’m sure there is a Saturday win for her.”

Winning jockey Harry Coffey said Furlanetto appreciated being ridden quietly.

“She had a lovely run,” Coffey said.

“We’ve learnt to get her to relax early gets her to finish off late.

“We needed a bit of luck late, I got it and looked like a genius.

“Early on we used to ride her for speed, she was very fast and would win all her trials by leading.

“Then, one day she got out the back at Bendigo and ran really well and since then her form has turned around.

“They went quick early today which suited and she got the luck late.

“She is in a good place and hopefully it can keep rolling.”