PRETTY AS is a new addition to the stable and the talented filly didn’t make us wait long to get into the winner’s stall. From the inside draw the daughter of Shalaa found stride quickly to find the rail, one back of the leader. It looked dicey for a moment in the straight, stuck behind a couple of horses but the experienced Ryan Wiggins found clear air and the newcomer did the rest, saluting by 0.3L.

SIMPLY BETTER placed first up on stable debut but would leave no doubt today at Townsville leading from pillar to post. The Better Than Ready filly jumped brilliantly to find the lead, gave a good kick at the top of the straight and had enough in the reserves to hold off the late challenger by half a length. Jackson Murphy was superb in the saddle, rating her perfectly.

A great day for the hard-working team, walking away with a double.