FLEMINGTON WIN GIVES MY PENDANT A HAT-TRICK

My Pendant has earned herself a summer holiday at the beach after completing a winning hat-trick in stylish fashion at Flemington.

The Danny O’Brien-trained three-year-old followed victories at Sandown and Moonee Valley with success in Saturday’s Santa’s Workshop Plate 1400m).

Ridden by Craig Williams, My Pendant was sent off the $3.30 favourite and scored by a neck from Notation.

O’Brien said My Pendant would head to his training property at Thirteenth Beach and have a break before reappearing in mid-February.

He said the filly deserved a shot at a stakes race and indicated the Gr.3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington could be a suitable target.

“She’s come a long way in a short time,” O’Brien said.

“It was lovely to see her stretch out a little bit further in distance today.

“She does switch off really well and it was a solid 1400 metres today so if stamina was an issue she would have been found out.

“She’s still doing a bit wrong, still wanting to lay in, but I think she’s got a bright future and she could handle a rise to a mile (1600m) and possibly get a bit further.

“It’s an exciting 2019 coming up for her.”

My Pendant races in the Waikato Stud silks who retained a share after selling her for $100,000 to bloodstock agent Phill Cataldo at the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock yearling sale.  Waikato Stud will offer a half-brother by Ocean Park to My Pendant as lot 244 at the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock Sale.

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