Mare’s strong win
Quality mare Shrouded In Mist arrived in time to grab her fifth race win at Morphettville Parks on Saturday, March 7.
Ridden by apprentice Lachlan Neindorf, Shrouded In Mist ($3.10) scored a nose win in the Metal-Link Benchmark 80 Handicap (1400m) beating Nipperkin ($8.50) with Zalmona ($4.60), 1-1/4 lengths away third.
For the training partnership of Tony & Calvin McEvoy, it was a birthday present for the latter.
The win also took the mare’s stakes to $209,500.
South Australian stable foreman John Cornell said Shrouded In Mist had put up a terrific effort.
“She has been racing in pretty good grades of races,” Cornell said.
“She has been racing well and has picked up black type which is important for the owners.
“We were pretty confident today coming off a great trial at Oakbank.
“Shrouded In Mist had a good run in transit but had to wait before getting into the open in the straight.
“When the run came, she finished off strong.
“She deserves to get some quality black type this mare, and I’m sure Tony & Calvin will place her to advantage during the Adelaide carnival.”
Cornell said Shrouded In Mist had a beautiful pedigree and owner Peter Katelanis and his team put good money into racing and deserved a return with the five-year-old mare.
Winning jockey Lachlan Neindorf said he had obtained a good position one-out, one-back.
“Zalmona came up three wide,” Neindorf said.
“I tried to see if I could push my way out on the home turn, but it didn’t work.
“I had to bring her back inside and be patient.
“I ended coming around Zalmona and credit to my mare she finished off strongly.
“When the runner-up came through on the inside, she still had a good fight to the line so credit to her.”