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MY SNOW QUEEN scored the first Saturday metro win of her career with a polished performance on Doomben Cup Day.

After making an eye-catching return to the races with a runner-up finish first-up at Eagle Farm, the mare went one better in the Benchmark 85 Handicap (1100m).

A bit of a cut in the ground and a drop in the weights combined to deliver a fifth career win for the daughter of Star Turn, who shot past $200,000 in prizemoney earnings.

Zac Lloyd also played his part with a lovely ride which drew praise from MY SNOW QUEEN’s delighted trainer.  

“Zac looks so balanced, he’s a beautiful rider and has been well-schooled,” said David.

“He gave her the run of the race and three of her four previous wins had been on wet going, so when I saw the cut out of the ground in the first race it gave me a lot of confidence.

“She’s got good gate speed and she could utilise that but I liked the way he let the leading quartet go and sat back off them, then put himself into the one-one position just at the right time.

“It all went well for a great victory and she might be in for a good prep, this girl.”

Lloyd deflected praise for the winning steer, saying: “It was a pretty simple ride on my behalf.

“A horse with good gate speed was essential in that race, because we didn’t want to be too far away from those leaders. Nice horses make you look good, I was able to ride confidently and she got the job done really well.”

Many congratulations to her owners: Mrs M Branthwaite, Mr C Branthwaite, Mr T G Butt, Mrs AM Butt, Miss Z Wade, Dr S McClintock, Mr G J Brown, Mr G Mcquillan, Mr S Whitton, Mr D J Donohue, Mr D J Donohue AND Mr J Wade.


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