Mindspace (So You Think/Lustre Lady), the 3-year-old gelding and full brother to Group 1 winning mare Nakeeta Jane yesterday, Thursday 30th March 2023, produced an impressive staying performance to win Race 4, the Hunter Valley Premium Meats Maiden Plate over 1850m at Newcastle.
He jumped beautifully from barrier 1 and was the early leader. Positioned on the fence jockey Tom Sherry allowed the pace to go ahead of him while a speed battle developed upfront. He remained unphased, comfortably sitting mid field or worse throughout. Nearing the turn, he confidently trucked up behind them. As the field fanned out at the corner, it enabled a gap to open along the fence. Following the rail Mindspace accelerated, overtaking the then leader Picko Rocks (Pierro/Pickin’ Time) to score by 1.25 lengths.
Congratulations to the Owners and connections with a special mention to the Towell Family (of GT Park Spelling Farm) the breeders of Mindspace, while jockey Tom Sherry proudly donned their racing colours (Pale Green, Purple Diamonds, and Cap) to produce the exciting win.
Nb: Photo Courtesy of Bradley Photographers