UNBEATEN filly Pane in The Glass has rocketed to the top of pre-post markets to win next month’s MRC Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) after a stunning win in today’s $250,000 Inglis Classic (1200m) at Rosehill.
Sent out an unbackable $1.26f on the strength of her three-length win in the Inglis Nursery (1000m) at Randwick, the daughter of Testa Rossa was cantering in the ‘one-one’ trial before letting rip over the rise to win by nearly six lengths.
”She had 35 days between her first and second runs and 35 days leading into today and the Blue Diamond is 35 days away so it seems to suit her,” Patinack Farm racing manager Robyn Hartney said.
Winning hoop Jim Byrne said he was thrilled to be associated with a horse as good as Pane In The Glass and hoped she could go all the way through the big two-year-old events.
”I’ve never had a real class ride in these races before and I’ve never had a ride in the Blue Diamond,” Byrne said.
”I’ve definitely booked the plane fare to Melbourne and hopefully it will be first class coming home.
”She’s a real nice filly and doing everything so easily at the moment that you think she’s starting to stamp herself as one of the better two-year-olds.
”She just cruised up softly today and when I got serious she really accelerated.”
Pane In The Glass has now earned connections more than $370,000, a considerable increase on their $32,000 outlay for the Sledmere Stud-bred filly at the 2010 Inglis Classic Yearling sale.