Five-year-old mare Elettrica has broken through for a well-deserved Australian victory when scoring in the Midway Handicap (1800m) for trainers Richard and Will Freedman at Rosehill on Saturday.
The former Kiwi sports the colours of James Moss’ Tricolours Racing & Syndications and has raced consistently but without luck of late.
Sent out the $5 equal favourite, the daughter of Vespa was given a beautiful ride from Jason Collett, racing midfield on the fence before getting the breaks in the straight and going on to score from Monfelicity and Real Peace.
“She has been a pretty consistent horse and it took us a little while to figure her out,” Will Freedman said.
“She doesn’t cop a lot of work and she races in a manner that is prone to getting bad luck.
“She has probably made a couple of jockeys look foolish but she gets dictated to a bit because she can’t be maneuvered early. But the breaks came today and she got the job done.
“I am thrilled for the owners, including James Moss. It is the first horse he has given us and It is great to repay the faith.”
Winning jockey Jason Collett was pleased to see the mare get the breaks today, having finished runner-up on four occasions in the past 12 months.
“She was due,” Collett said. “Going up to 1800m was a bit of a question mark but I got a lovely run and the inside barrier definitely helped. She was pretty electric when she quickened, and she held them at bay.”
Elettrica commenced her career in New Zealand and initially raced for breeder Kevin Hickman, winning two of her eight starts for Stephen Autridge and Kris Shailer.
Out of the More Than Ready mare On The Move, Elettrica is a half-sister to exciting three-year-old filly Chantilly Lace, who is already a Listed winner at two.
Elettrica was purchased for $51,000 by James Moss from the Valachi Downs Dispersal Sale on Gavelhouse Plus last year.