Sebring Express Wins First Up

Sep 22, 2018

Talented 4YO mare Sebring Express, won her first up assignment at Kembla Grange on Tuesday in fine style. Always touted as having ability, Sebring Express has had a few issues in the past, with the most of it coming as a result of a fall as a 2YO when contesting the Group 3 Widden Stakes. Despite her issues, the Sebring mare went into her first up assignment as a two time provincial winner and multiple city placed.

The Sebring mare started 2nd favourite coming off a nice trial at Warwick Farm behind speedster, Gold Finch. Starting from a wide gate, she was forced to settle back. Tye Angland brought her to the very outside, and before Tye even asked Sebring Express for an effort, she made 5 lengths up in a matter of strides to hit the front. 

"She got to the front a little early and she was facing a headwind coming up that straight", said Tye. "We were fairly confident coming off her trial against Gold Finch and she will improve off that run".

Sebring Express is now a winner of three races and almost $100k in prizemoney - and there looks to be plenty more to come if that performance was anything to go by! She was purchased by Elite Thoroughbreds at the Inglis Premier sale for $60k and was syndicated in-house amongst current Elite Thoroughbred owners.

Congratulations goes to team Portelli and her owners.