Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators
Handy mare Miss Eerie, a half-sister to Mister Spot, a winner of 14 races in America, gave a smart frontrunning display when she just held on to win by a half-head from the fast-finishing Purest Silk in the 2130m Perth Now Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
An easy all-the-way winner at Gloucester Park at her previous outing, Miss Eerie was rated perfectly by Emily Suvaljko to win at a 1.58.1 rate. Purest Silk was seventh at the bell and she impressed with her whirlwind finishing burst.
Miss Eerie, bred and owned by Reg Smallacombe, and prepared by Bunbury trainer John Graham, is the second foal out of the Northern Luck mare Eerie Iris, who was trained by Graham for her four wins and 11 placings from 46 starts.
Graham and Smallacombe enjoyed considerable success with Mister Spot, who was sold to America after having 35 starts in Western Australia for his eight wins and 11 placings. Mister Spot has won 14 times and been placed 19 times in America to take his career earnings to $237,572.
Suvalko kept up the good work with a double at Albany on Saturday night. She was successful with $14 chance Batavia Streamline and Ay Milton ($5.70).