Big Saturday five for Sequalo

The evergreen Sequalo was in outstanding form on the weekend - represented by five winners and an eye-catching and somewhat unlucky Flemington Gr.2 second on Saturday.

Striking interference at the start of the Gr.2 Linlithgow Stakes, the Tony Gollan trained five-year-old Spirit Of Boom charged home out wide late - only just failing to pick up Fontelina to whom he was conceding 3.5kg.

Having more luck in running was the exciting Missy Longstocking who created a fine impression racing away to an exciting seven length victory at Eagle Farm,

Well fancied in the back of her 5.8 length debut victory at Toowoomba, the Liam Birchley trained two-year-old looks to have a bright future.

Clocking 57.18 seconds for the 1000m - breaking the two-year-old filly class record previously held by subsequent Magic Millions winner Military Rose - Missy Longstocking will be aimed for that very same race after a short break.

"Because it was at Toowoomba I thought she might get away with going into the race a bit underdone," Birchley said of his charge's debut, "but she won it quite easily."

"She took a good step forward from Toowoomba and again today."

Jockey Damian Browne was taken not only with the style of Missy Longstocking's but also of her relaxed nature.

"She's a lovely filly who gets into her gears pretty quickly," he said, "and there is still plenty of scope for improvement."

A natural leader, Missy Longstocking travelled nicely in front - really racing away in the run home.

Bred by Annecy Bloodstock out of a mare (three times winner Linyanti) who sadly died young last spring, Missy Longstocking was purchased for just $7500 at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast National Weanling Sale.

Also in winning form for Sequalo on Saturday was Ruling Party (1 1/2 lengths too strong under 59kg at Balranald - his ninth victory), Seagal (successful at Barcaldine - his second in in a row), Whispering Death (Mt Isa - third win from last four) and Skytana (Toowoomba).

That's eight Sequalo winners already this month. Spirit Of Sarah recorded her fourth success from seven outings when proving 1 1/2 lengths too good for her rivals over 970m at Rockhampton on November 1. On the following day Sequalo was represented by a double with Ruby Qualo successful at Ipswich - her second win at that track from her last three starts. Also in great form is Sequillian who at Moree won her third race from her last four starts - taking out a 950m event by 1.3 lengths.

Last modified on Tuesday, 27 June 2017 06:34

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