So You Swing back to winning ways at Mornington
Sep 28, 2019
The old racing adage about mares in form rang true yet again with So You Swing’s win at Mornington.
Mares often hold their form through multiple runs and So You Swing has raced in terrific fashion at her last four starts, culminating with a metropolitan win in the Musk Creek Farm Handicap (1500m) at Mornington.
The Melbourne Racing Club put up $50,000 in prizemoney for the Benchmark 70 race and So You Swing had no trouble claiming the lion’s share of that amount with jockey Damien Thornton aboard.
So You Swing was always travelling sweetly before wearing down the leader in the last 100m to score by more than a length, following her unlucky effort at Sandown on August 28 and a Cranbourne win on August 7.
Co-trainer Simon Zahra said a decision to give So You Swing a short break paid off for the daughter of dual Cox Plate winner So You Think.
“Her run at Sandown was particularly good and we sent her up to the farm for three weeks and gave her a little jumpout as well,” Zahra, who trains So You Swing in partnership with Mathew Ellerton, said.
“This was a nice race to start her little ‘mini-campaign’ into the spring before the firm tracks hit and she got the job done.
“We’ve given her plenty of time so we’ve given her the time off that she’s needed to get herself together again.”
Zahra said the four-year-old could find herself in a minor stakes race during the spring carnival if she continues to thrive.
“Now she’s found form, we might find a nice little race over the carnival and give her a crack at blacktype if she warrants it,” Zahra said.
Congratulations to So You Swing’s owners on her third win from 10 starts while the $27,500 winner’s cheque took her stakes tally to more than $85,000.