The lightly-raced Midnight Elsa looks incredibly hard to beat in Saturday’s 525 Club handicap over 725 metres after a near-record win at Bendigo last start.
The daughter of Shakey Jakey and Midnight News won by almost 15 lengths over Bendigo’s 660-metre trip in 37.42 – just over a length outside No Donuts’ track record gallop back in March, 2016.
It came after a gallant fourth in the Sandown Cup in just her sixth race start, beaten by just a length and a half in the Group 1 heat behind eventual winner Fanta Bale, highlighting her potential prowess over the half-mile circuit.
This Saturday, the Seona Thompson-trained chaser looks very hard to beat, starting off 10 metres in the first race on the program. She takes on the likes of It’s A Plane, who last week won his first race at The Meadows since November, 2015, when taking out the handicap in 42.71.
The Maiden final will also see Dirk Bale step out again after his outstanding 29.90 debut win last week. The son of Fernando Bale and Langi Bale is one of three runners for trainer Andrea Dailly in the final, including Dyna Nina and litter brother Xenon Bale.
Midnight Elsa wins in near track record time at Bendigo