That Wynne feel­ing as Sally’s Re­port rides in

Sunday Territorian - - SPORT - By MATHEW TOOGOOD

WEAR­ING a pink jacket for luck, trainer Dianne Wynne cheered home her daugh­ter Sally and veteran mare Sen­sa­tional Re­port for an up­set win at Caulfield yes­ter­day.

Sen­sa­tional Re­port, rid­den by the trainer’s daugh­ter Sally, was sent out a $41 out­sider in the Car­pet Call Hand­i­cap (1400m) and would have pro­vided lit­tle joy for many pun­ters in the open­ing leg of the quadrella.

But for the Wynne fam­ily, the three- quar­ter- length suc­cess was one to savour.

‘‘ I don’t think any­one knows how thrilled I am to win with this horse,’’ Dianne Wynne said.

‘‘ She’s an eight- year- old and we’ve been strug­gling for a while to get an­other win­ner, Sally and I. ‘‘It’s pretty spe­cial.’’ It was the mare’s first win since April 2012 at Sale and first city suc­cess since March 2012 at Moonee Val­ley. The same goes for the trainer.

Wynne de­cided to run Sen­sa­tional Re­port af­ter the mare pulled up well from an un­placed run at Moonee Val-

I don’t think any­one

knows how thrilled I amto win with this horse

ley last week and yes­ter­day’s event looked suit­able.

There was also an­other rea­son. ‘‘I need the money,’’ she said.

Wynne, who has four horses in work, re­called a Mel- bourne Cup day vic­tory with an­other horse, Sen­sa­tional Spot, at Flem­ing­ton in 2004 when she also wore a pink jacket.

‘‘I re­mem­ber look­ing at the pic­ture the other day and it was a sim­i­lar colour jacket that I had on.

‘‘When I walked in to­day I thought: I’ve got a pink jacket on. But I still didn’t feel con­fi­dent.’’

Sen­sa­tional Re­port de­feated Fly­ing Host­ess ($5.50) with 1-3/4 lengths to Winta Chiller ($5.50) third.

It was the sec­ond up­set in as many races af­ter Loot ’n’ Run led all the way in The CFV Great Strides Hand­i­cap (1400m) as a $31 chance.

Ear­lier, two-year-old Nordic Em­pire emerged as a Magic Mil­lions Clas­sic hope­ful with a de­but win in the Flem­ing­ton Equine Clinic Plate ( 1000m), and three­year-old Girl in Flight con­firmed plans to tar­get the Aus­tralasian Oaks when she con­tin­ued the un­beaten start to her ca­reer in the Leigh Thomas Gift (1700m).

‘‘She’s go­ing to make a real se­ri­ous horse in the next 12 months,’’ Girl In Flight’s jockey, Ryan Maloney, said.

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