Sparkling Satine another winner for O'Brien and O'Reilly

Flemington trainer Danny O'Brien might be eyeing the O'Reilly yearlings in New Zealand Bloodstock Ltd's Premier and Select Yearling catalogues, due to sell from January 28th next year, but he will not be alone as the stock of the Last Tycoon sire continue to win on both sides of the Tasman and internationally. O'Brien, as has been his custom this season, added another stable O'Reilly winner at the Melbourne Racing Club's meeting at Caulfield on Wednesday when three-year-old filly Sparkling Satine (NZ) took out the $56,000, Joe Brown Handicap (1600m).

The winning margin was a long neck, but the manner of the win was better than the margin suggests.

Stable rider James Winks sat off the pace on Sparkling Satine and he waited until the 150m before bringing the filly out for her final run.

She reached the lead and then did not yield when challenged by Just Like El (El Moxie).

It was this determination that impressed and suggested that with a little more maturity that Sparkling Satine can move up a further level.

Just Like El is trained by Greg Eurell and stablemate Dazzling Rubi (Lion Hunter) added to her record of four third placings, and one win, from six starts. The margin was a half-neck.

The time was 1.37.96 and the final 600m in 34.92 on the good track.

Sparkling Satine paid $10.80 on STAB.

"Everything panned out perfect."

"She got there and she was good enough to hold them off," summed up Winks.

"They probably got within a good neck of me."

"But I reckon if she had gone another 100 meters she would have still held them off," he said.

Sparkling Satine is out of the Forty Niner mare Nicole's Niner, and she is owned by The Green Girls Syndicate.

This was her second win from seven races and with a third placing she has earned stakes of $43,600.

O'Brien, as has been his custom this season, added another stable O'Reilly winner at the Melbourne Racing Club's meeting at Caulfield on Wednesday when three-year-old filly Sparkling Satine (NZ) took out the $56,000, Joe Brown Handicap (1600m).

The winning margin was a long neck, but the manner of the win was better than the margin suggests.

Stable rider James Winks sat off the pace on Sparkling Satine and he waited until the 150m before bringing the filly out for her final run.

She reached the lead and then did not yield when challenged by Just Like El (El Moxie).

It was this determination that impressed and suggested that with a little more maturity that Sparkling Satine can move up a further level.

Just Like El is trained by Greg Eurell and stablemate Dazzling Rubi (Lion Hunter) added to her record of four third placings, and one win, from six starts. The margin was a half-neck.

The time was 1.37.96 and the final 600m in 34.92 on the good track.

Sparkling Satine paid $10.80 on STAB.

"Everything panned out perfect."

"She got there and she was good enough to hold them off," summed up Winks.

"They probably got within a good neck of me."

"But I reckon if she had gone another 100 meters she would have still held them off," he said.

Sparkling Satine is out of the Forty Niner mare Nicole's Niner, and she is owned by The Green Girls Syndicate.

This was her second win from seven races and with a third placing she has earned stakes of $43,600.

By Rob Burnet - Thoroughbred News

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