Beach holiday now for My Pendant


My Pendant’s reward for a third successive city win will be a beachside holiday.

Trainer Danny O’Brien said the three-year-old daughter of Pins has earned a break before being prepared for stakes races in the autumn after winning Saturday’s Santa’s Workshop Handicap (1400m).

My Pendant ($3.30 fav) came with a smooth run in the home straight and Craig Williams was happy to ride hands and heels to defeat longtime leader Notation ($6.50) by a neck, despite the steadier of 60kg.

“It was lovely to see her stretch out over the extra 200m,” O’Brien said.

“Craig gave her a lovely ride, she’s still doing the odd little thing wrong but I think she’s a good talent and has a bright future.

“They looked to go a solid pace early but she switched off well and if stamina was an issue she’d have been found out today but she joined in well and potentially she looks like she can get to a mile or even a bit further.”

My Pendant was placed at her first two starts and has since won at Sandown then Moonee Valley over 1200m and now Flemington.

“She’s an exciting filly and she can head down to Thirteenth Beach now for six weeks and then we’ll look to bounce her into the autumn.” O’Brien said.

“She’s a very relaxed filly and she’s stepped up each time we’ve asked her. Her last three have been excellent and won with a good turn of foot which is a good sign for the future.

“Mark Chittick who bred her has had a good opinion of her right from the start so it will be nice to send her back to Waikato Stud as a stakes winner.”

Story by Darryl Sherer, to view full Racenet story click here

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