The Danny O'Brien-trained Grand De Flora continued the Kiwi winning streak at Sandown on Wednesday when victorious over a mile for Waikato Stud's Mark and Gary Chittick.

Dominating the race from outside the leader,  the filly was able to sprint strongly to hold her rivals at bay in the BM78 three-year-old fillies event.  

"She has a nice cruisy run up-front and was allowed to show her turn of foot at the end," assistant trainer Ben Gleeson said.

"She is a promising filly and the more we step her up in trip I think the more we are going to see from her."

By New Zealand's Champion sire Savabeel, Grand De Flora is out of triple Group One winner Daffodil, and Gleeson is confident she has more wins in store.

Jockey Craig Williams was trilled with the fillies' performance.

"They have a lot of options with her as she gave the feel of horse that could step out in trip like her mother did, or she could come back to seven furlongs as she has a strong sharp acceleration," Williams said. 

Story by NZ Racing News

Pic by Racing Photos.