- on May 21, 2016
.................Three-year-old filly Military Reign passed a test for trainer Darren McAuliffe when she buttered-up to post a flying win as a $2 favourite in the Eurythmic Handicap.
It was the filly’s second win over the 1000m scamper in seven days and she did it with ease, cruising to 1-3/4 length win over Secret Nova ($4.80) who fought out the minor placings with Zuccheros ($8.50).
The Universal Ruler filly was carrying 56kg against older horses for the second time in a week. She dropped a kilo on her prior win last Saturday.
“The seven-day back-up was a bit of a query, but I knew I had her feet were now in good order,” McAuliffe said.
“She is racing at her peak and doing a good job against older horses.
“She will continue to improve.”