Three-year-old Imelda May has won her first race, taking out the $10,800 Alabar Fillies & Mares Mobile Pace at Auckland’s Alexandra Park.
The race gave Kyle Marshall Racing a double success with Imelda May’s win and Whooshka’s third placing.
Driver Peter Ferguson secured Imelda May a good trail from her inside draw, allowing her to sit behind pacemaker Ronda.
When stablemate Whooshka made a bid for the lead at the turn, Imelda May took the passing lane and won by 3/4 length from fast-finishing Wet Flipflops.
Whooshka, urged along by driver Kyle Marshall, took third place.
The win added $6,600 to Imelda May’s earnings, while Whooshka’s connections benefit by $960 for third.
Race 9, June 4, 2021
- Imelda May (Peter Ferguson)
- Wet Flipflops
- Whooshka (Kyle Marshall)
Margins: 3/4 lengths, head, neck
Times: Mile Rate: 2-00.5 Last 800m: 57.3 Last 400m: 28.7