Australia’s Queen of the loam Xylia Allen added another Group One win to her list of achievements when she took out the Albion Park Gold Cup on Thursday night.
Beginning quickly from box one, the daughter of Turanza Bale and Tayah Bale (Droopys Vieri – Francesca Bale) gave nothing else a chance as she sped away to lead from pillar to post.
All eyes were on the clock as the 31kg black bitch made the $75,000 to-the-winner event a one act affair. When she crossed the line she had stopped the clock at 41.71, some 0.27 outside Dashing Corsair’s track record.
New Zealander Know Class (8) ran a solid race to finish in second. After leaving the boxes third, he ground his way home to run Xylia Allen to just three lengths on the line.
Infinite Wish was also doing her best work in the concluding stages and finished third a further 3/4 length away.
The win was Xylia Allen’s 32nd from 68 career outings and pushed her career stakes earnings beyond $600,000.
1st – Xylia Allen (Jenny Hunt)
2nd – Know Class (James Shaw)
3rd – Infinite Wish (Angela Langton)
4th – Eleazar (Kieron Butler)
5th – Mepunga Tiara (Jeff Britton)
6th – Mullaway (Joanne Price)
7th – Set Her Again (Bruce Linnan)
8th – Golfing Amy (Des Pollock)
1st Split: 15:73 (1)
2nd Split: 12.23 (1)
3rd Split: 13.75 (1)
Margins: 3 x 3/4
Scratchings: Late Angel Lee (9), Auriga Doll (10)