Coffs filly hits ground run­ning in de­but

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RAC­ING: Af­ter a false start to her ca­reer, Serene Beauty hit the ground run­ning to score her maiden win in scin­til­lat­ing fash­ion at the Clarence River Jockey Club on Sun­day.

Sired by 2005 Golden Slip­per win­ner Stra­tum, Coffs Har­bour trainer War­ren Gaven­lock duly had the filly pre­pared as a two-year-old in April be­fore in­jury forced her back into the pad­dock.

But there was no stop­ping her this time out as she pro­duced a scin­til­lat­ing fi­nal sprint to win the Phil Lloyd Earth­mov­ing/Table­lands Tim­bers 3YO Maiden Plate over 1000m in her first race start yes­ter­day.

“I’m more than happy with her run to­day. I’m lucky her own­ers are very pa­tient,” Gaven­lock said.

Start­ing from the widest bar­rier, jockey Ray­mond Spokes set­tled Serene Beauty ($7) at the rear. She was forced to work through traf­fic down the length of the straight be­fore a fi­nal burst in the last 100m to pull away by half a length from Stephen Lee trained $1.65 favourite An­nie Ethyl (Luke Rolls).

On that run, Gaven­lock agreed she could be look­ing for a lit­tle more dis­tance in fu­ture races.

“For sure,” he said. “We’ll be look­ing this way or Coffs for a class one and then if she aims up we’ll go to the high­way with her,” Gaven­lock said.

“On that run, I don’t know why she couldn’t.”

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