On Friday Moonee Valley racecourse lit up the night as they hosted another magical twilight race meeting where classy filly My Emotion took out the feature event of the evening, the $200, 000 Group 2 Moonee Valley Fillies Classic (1600m).
The top three placegetters all started at odds of $5, but at the winning post it was My Emotion who beat home the Peter Moody-trained Speedy Natalie by three quarters of a length with early leader and pacesetter Aloha dropping back in third.
It was a definite and encouraging improvement for runner-up Speedy Natalie who had failed to place at Group level before after finishing a distant eighth to Tallow in the Group 3 The Vanity on January 1.
The $4 favourite, Tallow, finished fourth in the MV Fillies Classic. Tallow’s substandard run was the first in a number of upsets for trainer Anthony Cummings over the weekend. Cummings had to put down his promising filly Money Rocks after she was injured following her third place in Saturday’s Group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield.
My Emotion was ridden by Scobie Breasley medallist Craig Williams and the victory gave the jockey his first feature race success since taking out the Winterbottom Stakes with Ortensia back in November.
The winning Savabeel filly My Emotion will now prepare for the Group 1 Australasian Oaks at Morphettville in Adelaide on March 20 after she impressed trainer Mick Kent with her win over the mile on Friday night.
Purchased from the 2008 Magic Millions Yearling Sale on the Gold Coast for $230, 000, My Emotion is a well-bred filly who has always been a favourite of Kent’s and is now looking well positioned for her Adelaide assault.
After her winning debut at Flemington in the Group 3 Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes nearly 12 months ago, My Emotion has now saluted in three of her seven career starts for over $279, 000 in prizemoney.
2010 Fillies Classic Results:
MY EMOTION (NZ)
|Craig Williams||Michael Kent|
|Luke Nolen||Peter G Moody|
|Damien Oliver||Mick Price|
|Corey Brown||Anthony Cummings|
|Danny Brereton||Colin & Cindy Alderson|
|Michael McDonald||Dean Binaisse|
|Danny Nikolic||T & K O’Sullivan|
|Steven Arnold||David Hayes|