She Can Win!
Mar 14, 2015
It was no surprise that lightly raced filly She Can Shazam was sent out favourite at Ballarat on Thursday, the three-year-old having found the line so well at her first two outings.
Really finishing off nicely when resuming at Ballarat late last month, the bay appreciated a step up from 1200m to 1400m and she was always travelling nicely for Ryan Maloney.
Enjoying a good trail just behind the speed, She Can Shazam hooked out into the clear in the straight and really charged over the final stages - getting to the line with her nose locked with consistent colt Go Zeus.
A photo could not separate the pair, a dead-heat declared with Robbie noting that the filly was a tad unlucky - "she was just held up a touch at the turn which probably cost us outright victory."
"But it is better to share a win than lose!"
And Robbie was happy to share the prize with neighbouring trainer Chris Hyland - "we kept it in the area!"
Pulling up well, She Can Shazam will progress to a 1400m event at Sandown with Robbie confident that she will continue to improve as she rises in distance - "being a daughter of Zabeel."
Raced by her breeder, Yarradale Stud's Ron Sayers, She Can Shazam is a full sister to the dual Gr.1 winning Hong Kong star Packing Winner (pictured) from a strong black-type family whose members include the stakes winners Captiva, Bigelow, Adagietto, Emmalene, Southern Lord and Lut's Choice.