She’s well named that Twilighting. The Matthew Ellerton and Simon Zahra trained filly ‘arrived’ on the scene last September with a win at Seymour followed by a three length score at Moonee Valley in October.
Since resuming in February she ran a nostril second behind Shopoholic at Caulfield and then fourth to the same horse – right on the heels of the third horse – in the Angus Armanasco-G2 again at Caulfield.
Despite two so-so performances at Group Two level last month, she was back with a vengeance at Caulfield on Monday, leading all the way to score over 1700m in a thriller.
So, why is she well named? Twilighting (below) is by Desert Sun and she may well be one of the last hurrahs for her memorable sire who stood down from stud duties at Eliza Park in 2009 with no less than 31 stakes winners in the bag.
Who knows, Twilighting could well become No. 32.
Congratulations to Barrie and Midge Griffiths who snapped up the filly for just $7,500 at the 2010 Australian Racehorse Sale and now has $77,651 in the bank.