HAVING played the bridesmaid “three or four times” during the previous week, Tiana McMahon was pleased to become the bride last night.
Following a string of drives which resulted in placings, McMahon was triumphant with underrated filly Aces Daughter at Globe Derby.
Causing an upset as the rank outsider, Aces Daughter proved too slick for the ‘boys’ over 1800 metres.
“I’ve been the bridesmaid quite a bit lately, so it was good to be the bride,” McMahon declared. “Aces Daughter was one of those bridesmaid moments when second in the Mermaid Stake last week.
“I know she was up against the boys last night, but she didn’t deserve to be the outsider.
“I don’t think she was given enough credit and she showed what she can do on the night.”
Eased away from barrier five, Aces Daughter settled towards the tail of the field as Changeup and Whatabro battled for the lead before the latter strode to the front.
Taken away from the pegs during the middle stages, Aces Daughter gained the perfect one-one trip before being angled three-wide leaving the back straight.
Sustaining a strong sprint, the daughter of Alta Christiano completed a two-and-a-half metre win from Whatabro, with Changeup a metre-and-a-half away third.
Trained by Ray Holberton, the three-year-old rated 2:00.1 over 1800 metres to take her record to three wins and six placings from 20 starts.
“She went terrific,” McMahon said. “Her work during the week had been great and she was ready to run a good race.”
While McMahon finally became the bride on the track, the question family and friends want an answer to is when will she become a bride away from the races given she her been engaged to trainer Robbie Caton for some time?
“Don’t think that’s going to happen for a while,” McMahon joked.