On the Cartwright ex­press


GEORGINA Cartwright con­tin­ued her big week in South Aus­tralia yes­ter­day af­ter guid­ing Vieira to vic­tory at Morphettville.

The Leah Con­lan-trained mare proved a knock­out for favourite pun­ters, gun­ning down heav­ily fan­cied Ta­masa to record her fourth win from 10 starts on the Parks track.

Vic­to­rian-based Cartwright claimed a fea­ture-race dou­ble at Wed­nes­day’s Balaklava Cup meet­ing, win­ning the Cup aboard Temps Voleur and sprint on Show­pero.

“It’s been a great week,’’ Cartwright said.

Vieira’s vic­tory was Cartwright’s third met­ro­pol­i­tan suc­cess af­ter land­ing her first city win­ner on Jun­gle Edge at Sandown in De­cem­ber. Cartwright was nar­rowly beaten in her first ride on Vieira at Morphettville ear­lier this month be­fore mak­ing amends yes­ter­day with a per­fect ride.

Jump­ing well on Vieira from bar­rier two, Cartwright tracked SA’s top jockey, Jamie Kah, on leader Pre­pare To Win be­fore sav­ing ground along the in­side. They headed for the line along­side Ta­masa and dug deep in the con­clud­ing stages.

“It was great to get the win for Leah. I came over specif­i­cally to ride this horse,’’ Cartwright said.

Jamie Kah was beaten into third place aboard Pre­pare To Win, but it was an­other big day for the lead­ing hoop.

She rode a tre­ble, win­ning the open­ing race aboard Dol­lar Dol­lar Bill and com­bin­ing with Tony McEvoy’s In Heart’s Wake and Vic­to­rian Mick Price’s Hep­tagon.

Hep­tagon’s win was bit­ter sweet for Price, who won the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes at Flem­ing­ton with Grunt, af­ter his Caulfield Guineas hope­ful Fight­ing Harada was scratched at the bar­ri­ers ear­lier in the day.

Kah has rid­den 11 city win­ners in the open­ing six weeks of the 2018-19 rac­ing sea­son, six ahead of near­est ri­val, Raquel Clark.

Pic­ture: ATKINS

GREAT WEEK: In-form Georgina Cartwright rides hard aboard Vieira yes­ter­day.

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