Big girl salutes at Albany
Promising and exciting filly Divine Bay has brought up her second victory from her third start with a gutsy victory at Albany on Cup day.
With soundness always being an issue for this big filly, trainer Darren McAuliffe had her in tip top condition for the final race of the day.
Jumping from barrier 13, she was caught wide throughout running but had travelled up to the leaders with ease as they approached the top of the straight.
Ben Kennedy was given another opportunity with Impressive Racing on Cup Day and he was keen to steer her to victory as he did on her debut.
Kennedy was patient down the straight and only drew the whip late in the race as she was able to hold off all challenges.
It was a very impressive victory by Divine Bay, backing up from her narrow defeat at Bunbury on March 25.
As is always the case with her, McAuliffe will have to wait and see how she pulls up before looking at the next race to target.
It was a good day for the McAuliffe and Impressive Racing team with Oratism finishing third over 1620 metres and Ram Jam just going down to Ningaloo Blitz in the Albany Cup.