THIRD TIME LUCKY
Mystic Journey will be having her third start in Victoria and trainer Adam Trinder says she is facing her toughest test in the listed Jim Moloney Stakes.
“But she has the form on the board to warrant being in the race,” Trinder said.
“Going on her trackwork this week, I think she’ll be very competitive.”
Mystic Journey ran fourth to boom colt Brutal at Caulfield in mid-July before returning home to win at Spreyton.
She dropped back to fillies’ grade when she returned to Moonee Valley last month and finished an unlucky fifth to Sweet Rockette.
Jockey Anthony Darmanin, who retains the ride, said he believed the filly would have have won her last start with a clear run.
Trinder believes Mystic Journey is now looking for the 1400m of this week’s race.
“Originally, everything she did at home told us that she was a speed horse and didn’t want any further than 1200m,” the trainer said.
“But her recent runs have suggested otherwise.”
Tasmanian horses have been racing well in Melbourne this spring, with Hellova Street’s stablemate Lady Pluck finishing third at Flemington last week and I’m Wesley a close fourth.
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