Apr 22, 2016
A horse whose get back racing style means she always needs a bit of luck, Felicette had things go her way at Wangaratta on Thursday, the Tale Of The Cat four-year-old able to record the second win of her consistent 19 start career.
Breaking her maiden at Pakenham in February, Felicette has not been far away since and it was a deserved second success for her large group of owners.
Settling towards the rear off a tardy start in the 1100m 0-58 handicap, Felicette faced a wall of horses turning but after gaining a split half way down the straight was strong to the line, diving through and drawing clear late to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
"She has reasonable ability and is always a good chance when things go her way," the stable's Reid Balfour said.
"Andrew (Mallyon) negotiated a good path through the field for her today and she was able to put them away."
"When she gets the right conditions she is a consistent mare and hopefully she gains a bit of confidence from that and can keep on winning."
Andrew Mallyon said that Felicette had not been happy on "chopping tracks" at her previous outings but found the Wangaratta surface to her liking.
"It's a lovely track here today and they have been running on so it suits her. The speed was on and I got her into a nice rhythm and she relaxed nicely for me."