All-Star Mile winner Mystic Journey made her first public appearance on the path to the Group 1 Cox Plate (2040m) a winning one when she landed an 800-metre trial on the synthetic surface at Devonport yesterday.
At the line, the rising four-year-old enjoyed a one length margin over the 75-rated Century Arrow, with four lengths back to the third placegetter, and clocked 33.51s for the final 600 metres.
“I was really happy with her,” trainer Adam Trinder said. “To be honest, I didn’t expect her to go there and win the trial. She was lovely and fluent in her action and showed plenty of enthusiasm.”