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Friday February 1st 2019

Sunlight prepares to strike in the Lightning Stakes

Brilliant filly Sunlight prepares to strike in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes at Flemington in two weeks time with an impressive jump-out victory at Werribee on Friday.

Trainer Tony McEvoy intends to run the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes winner in next month’s Newmarket Handicap at Flemington before the Adelaide Group 1 double of the Sangster Stakes and Goodwood at Morphettville in May with The Everest in October the ultimate goal.

“She was great,” McEvoy said. “She was very interested in what she was doing again and looked like the Sunlight of old to us. Today was her first jump out of the gates, her first time under race conditions, and she was fabulous.

“Her work at home has been great. She’s going beautifully, so to see her go to a trial and jump out the way she did under race conditions, was really pleasing.”

“We get time to give her a couple of more bits of work and I think we’re in a good place for the Lightning Stakes.” 

Sunlight is $5 to win the 2019 Lightning Stakes with Nature Strip a $3 chance and Redzel at $4.60 at online bookmaker Sportsbet.

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