Slip­stream for Girl in Flight

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT -

EX­CIT­ING filly Girl In Flight is headed for the Aus­tralasian Oaks in Ade­laide in May af­ter an im­pres­sive last- to- first Caulfield win yes­ter­day.

The Robbie Grif­fith-trained three-year-old lived up to her pre-race hype af­ter dom­i­nant wins at Sale and Pak­en­ham to launch her ca­reer.

Jockey Ryan Maloney was con­tent to let Girl In Flight, the $2.50 favourite, sit at the rear of the field un­til she reeled in the lead­ers to beat Collins Street ($10) by a half length with front-run­ner Cot­ton­wood ($4.80) third.

Grif­fiths, who paid $60,000 for Girl In Flight, said be­cause she was a late November foal, he picked Ade­laide be­cause she started rac­ing af­ter the spring car­ni­val.

‘‘I have al­ways thought that . . . a race like the Aus­tralasian Oaks over 2000m would be ideal,’’ Grif­fiths said.

Girl In Flight won $48,000 plus a $50,000 Su­per VOBIS bonus.


Sally Wynne win­ning the Car­pet Call Hand­i­cap (1400m) on Sen­sa­tional Re­port at Caulfield yes­ter­day be­fore re­turn­ing to scale and en­joy­ing the vic­tory with her mum Dianne ( inset), who trains the horse

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