Not all precocious juveniles train on, but Sunlight appears ready to buck that trend and is set to play a big part in the Festival of Racing.
Tony McEvoy’s flying filly is entered in the Seppelt Newmarket Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Super Saturday (9 March), when she will attempt to double her haul of Group 1 wins.
A model of consistency at the highest level, the only time Sunlight has finished outside the top three in 12 career starts was in last year’s Group 1 Ladbrokes Manikato Stakes (1200m), where she was perhaps unsuited by the tight track at The Valley.
The daughter of Zoustar’s career earnings currently stand at $3 million and counting…
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With more than 40 Group 1 successes worldwide under his belt, including three Melbourne Cup winners, Kerrin McEvoy is a safe bet for trainers.
She created an enormous impression on her race debut at The Valley when flashing home from last place to win under jockey Beau Mertens.
Since notching his first win as trainer in 1991, Mick Price has had many Group 1 successes, claiming the Blue Diamond Stakes twice.