Miss Mini Mouse Cements Her Comeback

Dual finalist made a mighty return to the winner’s circle at on Saturday night.

Trained by of Little River, Miss Mini Mouse has only started twice since finishing sixth to in last year’s 1 Melbourne Cup at Sandown Park.

Miss Mini Mouse also finished runner-up to her litter sister Betty’s Angel – who is also on the comeback trail – in the 2006 Melbourne Cup.

Last week was an emotional rollercoaster for Bartolo and his wife Diane, as their foundation brood matron , aged 13, passed away on Wednesday.

Leprechaun Miss’s progeny earned more than $1 million in prize money, and a daughter, , is the mother of Betty’s Angel (winner of the 2006 Australian and Victorian gongs), Miss Mini Mouse and last year’s Group 1 Paws of Thunder winner Leprechaun Pace.

Miss Mini Mouse put a smile back on the Bartolos faces by taking out the Hudson Pacific Grade Four (525m).

In a keen betting affair, Miss Mini Mouse ($3.50F) defeated Tearaway Bale ($5.00) by two and a quarter lengths, with Dance The Tango ($39.20) one length away third in 30.29sec.

Miss Mini Mouse notched her 14th win (with eight seconds and four thirds) from 40 starts.

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