Outstanding three-year-old filly Black Jack Baby boosted her earnings to $200,770 when she outclassed her five rivals in the 2130m Garrard’s Horse And Hound Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Favourite at $1.50, Black Jack Baby began with her usual brilliance from the outside barrier to charge to the front after 80m. She coasted through the lead time in a slow 39.3sec. and gradually increased the speed with quarters of 31.1sec., 30sec., 27.9sec. and 27.5sec. to win by three lengths from $18 chance Our Star Billing, with Captains Beachbabe ($3) a length farther back in third place.
Captains Beachbabe was beaten out from the No. 1 barrier and settled in third place in the Indian file affair before Emily Suvaljko eased her off the pegs and into the breeze with 1100m to travel. She fought on doggedly but had no realistic chance of beating the favourite who was able to get away with no pressure in a slowly-run first 900m.
Black Jack Baby, owned and trained by Shane Quadrio, now has the impressive record of 13 wins and six placings from 26 starts.
“She was great and won easily,” said reinsman Chris Voak. “She rated a smart 1.57.7 and ran the fastest last 800m (55.4sec.) of the night. The way she went she showed no signs that she has had enough and needs a spell.”
Written by: Ken Casellas | Photo CRedit: Hamilton Content Creators