NEXT month’s Victorian Mares’ Triple Crown has been placed on consistent mare Enchanted Stride’s agenda following her Ballarat triumph last night.
Thrilled with Enchanted Stride’s latest success in The Tailamade Lombo, trainer David Miles stated the five-year-old has earned her shot at the “three sister features”.
“The mares’ races which are on next month is where I will head with her next,” Miles said.
“She’s a quality mare which has proven herself competitive against the best of her sex and deserves a shot at those better races.
“The first of the three sister features is still four weeks away, so I’ll most likely find a suitable race in between to keep her sharp.
“She only needs an ounce of luck in any of those races to come away with a win.”
With Rodney Petroff deputising in the sulky for the injured Miles, Enchanted Stride was settled two-back along the pegs from the inside of the second row as Diamond Party led from barrier three.
Brilliantly extradited from the pegs and weaved through traffic to be four-wide around the final bend, the daughter of Bettors Delight sprinted to a metre-and-a-half win from Itzamajor Surprise.
Mona Mia was a head away third in 1:55.6 over 1710 metres.
“It was a great run and a terrific steer from Rodney,” Miles said. “I was very pleased with the way she finished off once balanced up at the top of the home straight.”