Hit The High Note has broken a long run of outs, scoring her first win in almost two years at Hawkesbury.
Drawn well for the Hawkesbury assignment, apprentice Tyler Schiller; who sat on the mare under race conditions for the first time, had Hit The High Note travelling well, just behind the speed before forcing a run clear at the top of the straight and toughing it out to hold off the fast-finishing favourite, Riduna.
Hit The High Note was originally a $220,000 purchase from the 2018 Gold Coast Magic Millions Yearling Sale, before being purchased by Minervini Racing as a tried horse at the 2020 Inglis Digital Online Auction for $27,500. The Deep Field mare has a fantastic international pedigree being the first foal to race out of the It’s No Joke (Distorted Humor) mare Jokes N Jazz, who was a two-time stakes winner in the USA.
The Hawkesbury win was Hit The High Note’s second, and takes her stake earnings to over $70,000.
Congratulations to her ownership group, Kylie Anderson & Darren Cassidy, Danny Heffernan, Gary Johnson, Mark & Michelle Minervini, Milt O’Brien, Jason Reid, Steve Roberts, Rod & Janet Rowlands, Mark & David Schiavello, Simon Wallace, Anthony Watson and the Five Punters Syndicate (Mgr: Brendon Goff).
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