Ritza Hattie (1) went to the boxes as favourite and when the lids lifted she was right there to stake her claim early. Zipping Summah (2) gave her sister Zipping Willow (3) the room she needed early and Zipping Willow joined Ritza Hattie as they exited the turn into the back straight. The two bitches then matched motors down the back straight with Zipping Willow gaining the ascendency approaching the home turn. Ritza Hattie was checked as Zipping Willow crossed her and this slightly halted her momentum. Zipping Willow went on to score by one and a half lengths over the gallant Ritza Hattie. Rose Of Galo (8), after a good getaway, wound up six and a quarter lengths away in third.
Of the others, Quick Succession (7) was terribly away from box seven and stayed near the rear of the field for the duration of the race. Smashing Sally (4) was in the firing line early but couldn’t negotiate a clear passage through the first turn. Lacey Lois (6) was only average away but ran on well for fourth. Irondale Bravo (5) wanted to use the track and wasn’t close enough to factor in the finish. Zipping Summah (2) didn’t begin and stayed mid-field.
Zipping Willow is trained by Jason Mackay and owned by the Hallinan family. The Group Three Ladies Bracelet win is her second Group race victory, after winning the Group Three Canberra Cup in 2013.
1st: Zipping Willow (3) – Jason Mackay
2nd: Ritza Hattie (1) – Mark Gatt
3rd: Rose Of Galo (8) – Albert Kennewell
4th: Lacey Lois (6) – Peter Acers
5th: Zipping Summah (2) – Jason Mackay
6th: Irondale Bravo (5) – Darren Sultana
7th: Smashing Sally (4) – Neil Falk
8th: Quick Succession (7) – Darren McDonald
1st Split: 5.35
2nd Split: 17.69
3rd Split: 11.75
Margins: 1 1/2 x 6 1/4
Scratchings: Chica Destacada (9), Magic Display (10)