Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators
Sportswriter filly Queeninthecorner was surprisingly good value at $12.80 when she maintained her unbeaten record by scoring a fighting victory in the 1730m Westral Meshlock Security Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
She started out wide at barrier No. 7 and Shannon Suvaljko sent her forward with a three-wide burst to quickly move into the breeze alongside the pacemaker The Hope Diamond ($5.50).
Queeninthecorner’s stablemate and last-start winner Five Bangles, the $2.80 favourite, was smartest to begin from barrier two, but was held out by the polemarker The Hope Diamond before Mark Reed angled the filly across to trail the leader.
Five Bangles got off the pegs with 400m to travel and she finished solidly into fourth position.
Trainer Mike Reed was pleasantly surprised at Queeninthecorner’s win, saying: “I thought that she couldn’t face the breeze and still win. She fought on hard, and it was good to see Five Bangles hitting the line strongly.”
Queeninthecorner, bred and owned by Kevin and Annette Charles, now has raced three times for three wins and $26,512 in prizemoney.