Talented sprinting mare In Her Time chimed in at the right time to claim victory in the 2019 Group 1 $750,000 Black Caviar Lightning (1000m) down the Flemington straight today.
The Black Caviar Lightning was In Her Time’s second Group 1 win and trainer Kris Lees will now head the mare towards the Group 1 $1.25m Seppelt Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington in three weeks time.
“She has been knocking on the door to win one of these Group 1s for a long time,” Lees said.
“She has done a wonderful job this mare right throughout her career.”
“She got a wonderful ride from Corey today and she did well to hold off the fast finishing second horse.”
“Corey summed it up early and took up the running on the inside, probably a winning move.”
“We will keep her for the Newmarket. She loves her races spaced and she will race well again.”
Winning jockey Corey Brown took full advantage of the inside barrier and tucked In Her Time ($4.40) in behind the early speed as the field of eleven came down the middle of the straight.
Brown produced the mare at the right time and she was able to hold off the fast finishing Osborne Bulls ($8) who was attacking out wide.
Speedy filly Sunlight ($3.20 favourite) set the pace and after fighting off the early challenge of Written By, couldn’t hold out In Her Time and Osborne Bulls and wound up in third spot.
In Her Times’s stablemate Graff ran a super race to claim fourth position and will line up against her again in the Newmarket Handicap.
“He (Graff) will come on really well and going back to aa handicap in the Newmarket he is going to be well placed.”