My Kinda Music (2) has equalled the Temora track-record after taking out the 2014 Sportingbet/GBOTA Temora Cup. The 30kg black bitch by El Grand Senor – Ice Dancer started favourite ahead of equal track-record holder Knocka’s Return (7).
My Kinda Music lowered the track record last week, only for Knocka’s Return to lower it a few races later, setting the standard for the 457 metre trip at 25.94.
White Spyro (6) and My Kinda Music (2) were both well away at box-rise. With a clear passage to the rails, My Kinda Music was able to edge ahead. Ay Grade (3), despite being a little tardy early, soon zoomed into second spot and stuck to the outside of My Kinda Music. Ay Grade poured the pressure on My Kinda Music but the lightly raced bitch stuck to the task well to emerge the one and three quarter length victor in 25.94. Ay Grade finished second in a photo from Knocka’s Return, who unleashed his customary withering finish to take third spot.
Knocka’s Return began fairly and was only able to put himself into the race rounding the turn. Accelerant (4) and Pleiades (5) were never in it after failing to overcome the poor draw while Perfect Chance (8) didn’t show any pace from the outside and was no hope of crossing the field, finishing well back in the run. Release The Heat (1) was another that struggled to show pace and could not take advantage of the rails draw. After pressing for the lead early, White Spyro (6) wound up in fourth.
The win caps off a successful week for the El Grand Senor-Ice Dancer litter, with Indian Light saluting for Toby Weekes in an impressive display at Dubbo during the week. Sheezy Smarty (Paddy’s Flame-Ice Dancer) also whelped eight pups overnight after her mating to Barcia Bale. This mating continues the successful Pringle line for owner Ben Sweetman.
The $10,000 Temora Cup is My Kinda Music’s eighth win from just eleven starts. She is trained by Alan Pringle and owned by Joshua Jones.