Candy Tuft makes it two in a row at Canberra

Nov 18, 2012

Improving mare Candy Tuft had little trouble posting her second successive win with a dominant performance in the Bagga Handicap (1400m) at Canberra.

The Barbara Joseph and Paul Jones-trained four-year-old won in Class 1 company at Goulburn at her previous start before improving at her first attempt over 1400 metres to score on her home track.

Michael Travers was aboard Candy Tuft at Goulburn before continuing his partnership with her in her latest outing.

The jockey was content to let Candy Tuft find her feet with one runner behind her while a reasonable tempo prevailed up front in the early and middle stages of the $15,000 event.

Travers still had a good hold on Candy Tuft when he eased her to the outside of the field approaching the 400 metres before the jockey asked the daughter of Rock Of Gibraltar to quicken.

Candy Tuft sprinted brilliantly to hit the front at the 200 metres before comfortably holding her margin over her opposition in the final furlong of the race to score by 1-1/4 lengths.

Candy Tuft’s latest win improved her handy record to three wins and four minor placings from 10 starts with the $9,750 first prizemoney taking her earnings to more than $40,000 for connections.

The emerging galloper continued to provide value for her owners after Hancox Bloodstock paid just $14,000 for Candy Tuft out of the Kia Ora Stud draft at the second session of the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

Congratulations to Candy Tuft’s owners - G Byrne, C Carrigg, M Leahy, Eastlakers Syndicate (Mgr: D Lowes), Barkers Syndicate (Mgr: R Morse) & Hancox Bloodstock Pty Ltd Russe Syndicate (Mgr: Ms S Hancox) on her latest success.

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