A sharp drop back in class saw the Danny O'Brien-trained Carrie bounce back to her best form at Cranbourne on Friday night. 

The Japanese-bred mare was far too strong for her rivals over 2060m after jumping to the front and controlling the race throughout.

"We were slightly slowly away, but there was no speed on so we took it up and she always travelled comfortably. Coming to the 700m, I wanted to give the others something to chase so we got on our bike and she never gave any of them a chance," winning jockey Ben Allen said post race. 

"Like all O'Brien horses she was rock hard fit and I knew that she would hold a strong gallop which is exactly what she did. She looked the one to beat on paper and she proved that tonight. She was very well placed in this race."

The five-year-old daughter of Manhattan Cafe has now won four of her 10 Australian starts, which also includes three placings.
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