English floors Doomben rivals
English caused a big upset on Saturday afternoon when beating The Everest contenders Redzel and In Her Time to take out the Group 1 Doomben 10,000.
Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, English had not won in 433 days, but with Tim Clark in the saddle returned to her best to beat Impending by a head with Le Romain taking third.
Redzel battled on to finish fourth, while In Her Time finished a disappointing ninth. Bott was thrilled with the win and says The Everest is now the long-term target.
"We came up here very confident that she was feeling well within herself and we freshened her up after the T J Smith deliberately to bring her through this carnival," Bott said.
"I thought the races would really suit her up here. There was a bit of give in the ground which was probably the key as well.
"We'll keep her up here now, obviously there are races like the BTC Cup, she's got a nomination for the Stradbroke and maybe the Tatt's Tiara back to the fillies and mares grade.
"It is all open to her at the moment and I guess with a win like that you've also got to see if we can keep her in training and look at the race like The Everest again."
Clark was also thrilled adding: "She's just got a dynamite turn of foot but it's only for about a furlong so it is important she is not too far off them.
"It is my first ride on her and it is a big thrill to get another Doomben 10,000 and to do it for Gai and Adrian."
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