Change of fortunes for Fifth Avenue Lady

The Danny O’Brien-trained, Gerry Harvey-owned Fifth Avenue Lady reversed her recent fortunes with a classy win at Sandown on Saturday.

The well-bred mare (by Encosta De Lago out of Miss Jackeo) has had little luck this campaign, but with a great ride from Vlad Duric she proved too good for in the open mares’ handicap on the weekend.

Duric settled the mare one out, one back in the run before easing her off the heels of the leaders upon straightening and she was able to win pulling away from Just Like El and Clandon.

The four-year-old has now won four and been placed 5 times in her 14 race career and assistant trainer Gino Mata hinted at possible bigger things to come from the talented galloper.

“She hasn’t had much luck this campaign and hopefully she can string a few together now and give her a chance in better company,” Mata said after the race.

“She had clear running today which is all she has needed and it was a really good ride by Vlad.”

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