Modern Art filly flies at Hamilton

Modern Art filly flies at Hamilton

MODERN ART’S three-year-old daughter MISS McGONAGALL went 1:53.5 over 1660 metres winning her first race at Hamilton on Monday afternoon (October 29).

Placed twice previously, the filly settled down in the box seat trail behind the tearaway leader.

Peeled to the outside on the home turn, she knuckled down to her task in resolute fashion to prevail in the last few strides.

The fractions were 27.2, 28.8, 28.2 and 29.3.

Out of a mare by Nicholas Branach, MISS McGONAGALL was bred and is owned and trained by Stephen Clarke.

MODERN ART was also responsible for the 1:55.5 Bathurst winner REPEAT AFTER ME and the Redcliffe victors MONIVAE (1:57.1) and GANGSTER BOY (1:59.9) recently.

REPEAT AFTER ME, a brown gelding, notched win No 13 and advanced his earnings to $93,145. From a mare by Denver Gift, the gelding was bred and is part-owned by Robert Rothacker, who races him with G. D. Eddy, J. A. Watson, F. N. Hudson and D. L. Grant.

MONIVAE, who posted his 18th success, has banked $107,930. From a Panorama daughter, the brown gelding was bred by Don Spedding and M. T. Harris and is owned by M. R. Moss, R. J. Giometti, A. Moujalli, M. Ma, P. and R. W. Randall, M. Jones and D. Murray.

While GANGSTER BOY, who raced deep throughout, won his 32nd race and took his stake tally beyond the $200,000 mark. From a mare by D M Dilinger, the gelding was bred by David Farrar and G. W., A. L. and K. L. White and is owned by D. M. McMullen and Ryan Veivers.