In only her second start, Funky Me scored a win on her home track at Mornington today by the narrowest of margins.
Coming off a below par first up run, Funky Me was able to put the disappointing start to her career behind her to get the win. A better start to the race saw her land in a much more forward position and from there jockey Zac Spain was able to put the 3yo Fighting Sun filly into a nice spot just better than mid-field. Travelling very well as they rounded the final bend, Spain got Funky Me out upon straightening and she was able to run down the leader right on the line.
The win was very satisfying for the team who had high hopes for their filly on the back of a number of consistently solid jumpouts. Funky Me backed up their belief and relished the step up in distance to hit the line strongly and indicate she would be even tougher as she gets out over further. One thing is for sure, you can bet she won’t be jumping out at odds of $110 in her next start!
Congratulations to all connections.
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