In-form mare Mizzy kept her winning momentum going with an all the way win in the Group 2 $400,000 Golden Pendant (1400m) at Rosehill today.
The Anthony Cummings trained Mizzy ($5.50) made it three wins from her last three starts and winning jockey Tommy Berry had no hesitation in taking her straight to the front and the Zoustar mare responded in the straight to hold out all the challengers.
Runner up Champagne Cuddles ($4.20) ran her usual honest race to be one and a quarter lengths behind the winner with Dyslexic ($7) a close up third.
The disappointment of the race was the Chris Waller trained former West Australian mare Enticing Star who was sent out as the $2.50 favourite but failed to make any impression to finish fifth after settling at the tail of the field.
Winning trainer Anthony Cummings has no definite Spring Carnival plans ahead for Mizzy but her most likely target could be the $7.5m Golden Eagle (1500m) at Rosehill on November 2 for the four year olds.
Cummings is also not ruling out an invitation to fill a slot in the $14m The Everest (1200m) at Randwick on October 19.
“In looking at the programs I’d say it’s Silver Eagle and Golden Eagle are the most likely,” Cummings said.
“If someone wants to talk to be about the Everest I’m all ears – that would be a bit of fun. But arguably there’s more money going into the other two races.”
“She’s very good. All this preparation she has made her own luck. Today over a slightly longer trip she was more dynamic at the finish. Really, she was the best horse in the race I’d say.”
Mizzy had won her two previous starts this campaign with wins in the Group 3 $160,000 Toy Show Quality (1100m) at Randwick and in the Group 2 $200,000 Schweppes Sheraco Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill.
Mizzy’s win in the Golden Pendant was her fourth victory from sixteen starts and took her prizemoney earnings to $678, 530.