Synthetic tracks continue to prove a bonanza for EZR

Jun 24, 2016

Synthetic tracks continue to be the gift that keeps on giving for Ellerton Zahra Racing after Smooth Edge’s terrific win on the Geelong Synthetic circuit.

Smooth Edge gave the Flemington stable its 10th win on synthetic surfaces in the last six weeks and there is a lot more racing on the Geelong and Pakenham circuits to come this winter.

Smooth Edge tackled the Charles Rose Jewellers Maiden Plate (1100m) at Geelong and was able to leave the venue with a determined win to her name.

Andrew Mallyon rode the daughter of Redoute’s Choice at her first start since February and gave the filly every possible chance from her position behind the leaders to the home turn.

Smooth Edge had to work hard to pull out a narrow win but co-trainer Simon Zahra said the lightly-raced performer would be more effective over longer trips than the 1100m of her first-up run.

“She did a good job because she had a lot of improvement in her first-up,” Zahra, who trains Smooth Edge in partnership with Mathew Ellerton, said.

“Andrew gave her the perfect ride and she was good enough to overpower the others in the straight, which is very pleasing.

“She’ll only get better with a bit more ground so we think she’s a promising little filly.”

Smooth Edge’s maiden victory earned connections $32,950 in prizemoney and bonuses, taking her stakes tally to more than $39,000.

Congratulations the Smooth Edge’s owners and all involved with her maiden victory.