Winter Bride is pride of her state
QUEENSLAND mare Winter Bride has continued on her winning way with a second Group 3 victory during the Melbourne spring carnival at Caulfield.
The Toby Edmonds-trained Winter Bride resumed from a let-up with a win in the Group 3 How Now Stakes on September 22.
And the four-year-old backed up that performance with another strong effort to narrowly take out yesterday’s Cape Grim Beef Stakes over the same 1200m course at Caulfield.
The victory extended the mare’s winning sequence to four races stretching back to the Queensland winter and took her overall record to eight wins from 16 starts.
With Ryan Maloney aboard, Winter Bride ($4.80) withstood a challenge from Booker ($13) on her outside to get home by a short-head in Saturday’s race with 1¼ lengths to Our Crown Mistress ($19) in third.
“She was game today,” Edmonds said.
“She had a bit of weight (57kg) and she has gone up pretty quickly in the weights so that was against her.
“And she’s also probably more adept with a bit of jar out of the track.
“I’m not sure where we’ll go now. We came down here taking it one race at a time and we’ll work out where we go after today.” again
DELIGHTED: Ryan Maloney after winning on Queensland mare Winter Bride.