Ravenswood trainer Nathan Turvey and brilliant young driver Emily Suvaljko continued their remarkable run of recent successes when $16 chance Mini Mine Yet unleashed a powerful burst to beat Alice Kay and Mandy Joan in the 2130m Bridge Bar Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The victory came as no surprise for Turvey, who said that Mini Mine Yet had not enjoyed any luck a week earlier when finishing eighth behind Fifty Five Reborn.
“She went well last week (when she started out wide at barrier nine),” said Turvey. “She got pushed right off the track when making her run. I’m not sure whether she is up to top mares’ company like Savvy Bromac and Heavens Showgirl.”
Mini Mine Yet, by American sire A Rocknroll Dance, won four times in New Zealand and she now has raced 22 times in Western Australia for five wins and five placings to improve her record to 44 starts for nine wins, 11 placings and stakes of $74,373. Alice Kay and Mandy Joan showed that they should pay to follow in the coming weeks. Alice Kay was sixth at the bell and finished solidly to take a narrow lead in the home straight, while Mandy Joan at her first appearance after a seven-month absence, was last at the bell before finishing fast, out five wide, to be an eye-catching third.
Written by: Ken Casellas | Photo Credit; Hamilton Content Creators