Slipstream for Girl in Flight
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