DOWN TO THE WIRE FOR FOUR IN A ROW

Pluck mare Life On The Wire has powered home to extend her winning streak in the Ladbrokes Money Wire Hcp (1400m) at Sandown.

Saturday’s victory made it four-on-end for the Tasmanian star and sets up a stakes assignment in the Bow Mistress Trophy Gr.3 at Elwick on February 9.

“She will freshen up with Tony Carter-Smith at Kilmore and then go back home for the Bow Mistress,” trainer Scott Brunton said.  “She’s a mare that’s really starting to put it together.  She’s tough, a trier and really chases.”

Life On The Wire (4m Pluck – Our Seventh Heaven by Vettori) had to dig deep to reel in Moonlover by a neck on the Hillside circuit.  It was her 6th win in 12 starts and she also owns Listed-placings in the Tasmanian Guineas (1600m) and Hobart Guineas (2100m).

“She goes fast but we think she’s a better chaser,” jockey David Pires explained.  “She had a bunny today although I was a bit worried when the leader skipped away.  But she stuck to the task and got the job done.”

Pluck (More Than Ready) stands at Vinery and is a Top 10 third-season sire with 19 individual winners this season.  He has a yearling half-brother to South African Group 2 performer Estiraaj catalogued as Lot 1010 at the Gold Coast Magic Millions on Sunday, January 14.

2018-01-02T12:41:54+00:00 January 1st, 2018|