Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman have recorded their first winner on a massive day for the stable, with She Dances (+800) running away from her rivals to claim her first Group victory in the Group 3 Northwood Plume Stakes at Caulfield.
The daughter of Street Boss has always shown promise throughout her career but hasn’t been able to capture a Group win.
However, after getting a great run behind the leader and online bookmakers’ race favourite Red Card (+290), Linda Meech allowed her mare to find a rhythm before releasing the brakes to then idle past the leader boot clear in the final 200m.
Rose Quartz (+360) appeared as though she was going to challenge the winner, but was a bit wayward and finished second, whilst La Danseuse Rogue (+3300) ran another honest race at Group level to run home into third place.
Northwood Plume Stakes Replay – She Dances | T: Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman | J: Linda Meech
Katherine Coleman was present on track with Peter Moody in Sydney, and she spoke post-race.
“This horse and Linda, they really go so well together and thrilled for Linda to get this win and also for the connections of this horse,” Coleman said.
“They seem to be in good form, those colours and it is fantastic.
“They put so much into this industry, and it is great to see them rewarded.
“She’s a tough little mare.
“She’s got a great record over 1200 as well and when the race panned out the way it did, I thought this race has really worked in our favour.”
Linda Meech recorded her fourth win at her eighth ride on She Dances and she spoke post-race about the win.
“She’s a horse that can sprint off a really good tempo. She’s just a little rocket,” Meech said of She Dances.
“Huge thanks to Peter and Katherine and all the team at Pakenham because they have done a great job with her.
“Second-up, she’s done really well on her break, and I thought she carried a bit of excess last start.
“Getting to the 1200 (metres) takes the pressure off and she can (could) dictate today, relax with a good cruisy speed.
“She’s got a high cruising speed and over 1200 she really relaxes.”