The most exciting filly Tasmania has produced for some time, Mystic Journey has already tasted a fair degree of success both on the Apple Isle and during her interstate forays to Victoria.
Adam Trinder’s three-year-old has won four of her last five starts including most recently the Lady Lynette (1100m) in Launceston, where she came from last at the 400m mark to surge past her rivals.
Before that, she beat Lindsay Park’s smart galloper Fundamentalist and Group 1 winner El Dorado Dreaming in the Group 2 Fillies Classic (1600m) at The Valley last December. Trinder’s stable jockey Anthony Darmanin has been in the saddle for all seven of her career wins.
He is likely to retain the ride in the Group 1 Australian Guineas (1600m) and, should she earn a place in the field, The All-Star Mile at Flemington two weeks later.
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South Australia’s leading jockey for several seasons has moved to Melbourne in a bid to test herself against the best.
The four-year-old returned in devastating fashion when taking out last December’s Christmas Classic at Randwick under Hugh Bowman.
A family trio, David Hayes' status in racing is legendary, however in recent years has partnered with nephew Tom Dabernig and recently son Ben.