Missy Longstocking has won the Group 3 BJ McLachlan Plate at Doomben Racecourse on December 29, 2012.
The two-year-old won the race by 1.3 lengths ahead of Sweet Idea, who finished second, and Architect, who passed the post in third position.
Missy Longstocking has now won all four of her race starts and as earned close to $200,000 in prize money during her horse racing career.
Trainer Liam Birchley is confident that Missy Longstocking will go on to bigger and better things, including the $2 million Magic Million 2YO Classic next Saturday January 12, 2012.
“We wanted to try riding her a bit more quietly to cover a few scenarios,” Birchley said.
“If the situation occurred in the Millions where for whatever reason something happened and she ended up back in the field, we wanted to know she would be able to adapt.
“I think she showed today that she can handle being ridden anywhere in the field.”
Jockey Damien Browne actually felt that Missy Longstocking was better suited to the sit and sprint type of racing, rather than jumping on the bunny.
“I think she’s a better horse ridden in behind them and she was able to pick them up pretty easily when I went full bore on her,” Browne said.
“The last 100 metres she was peaking on her run a little bit but I think Liam has left that little bit there for her grand final in a fortnight.”
Birchley feels the filly will be at her best for the Magic Millions race day.
“I had her about 90 to 95 per cent fit but she’ll right at her top for the Millions,” he said.
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2012 BJ McLachlan Plate Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||6||MISSY LONGSTOCKING||Liam Birchley||Damian Browne||–||6||55kg||$4.80|
|2||7||SWEET IDEA||Gai Waterhouse||Michael Cahill||1.3L||8||55kg||$6|
|3||3||ARCHITECT||Lorraine Erhart||Anthony Erhart||1.6L||12||57kg||$61|
|4||12||NORTHERN GLORY||Gai Waterhouse||Jim Byrne||4.1L||7||55kg||$10|
|5||4||EL TORANADO||Maryann Thexton||Ryan Wiggins||5.6L||5||57kg||$41|
|6||1||SIR LUMINAR||Michael Nolan||Chris Munce||6.9L||11||57kg||$2.90F|
|7||11||MOROCCAN ROSE||Gillian Heinrich||Jeff Lloyd||8.2L||10||55kg||$31|
|8||9||PURRIFIC||Gillian Heinrich||Glen Boss||9.5L||4||55kg||$5|
|9||10||MARACOOLA||Kelly Purdy||Glen Colless||9.7L||3||55kg||$18|
|10||14||ZIGGIES DANCE (NZ)||Roger Milne||Timothy Bell||16.2L||2||55kg||$41|
|11||5||I’M TOO SEXY||Mark Riley||Luke Currie||16.4L||1||55kg||$5|
|12||13||WOMEN BE SHOPPING||Paul Wallace||Larry Cassidy||21.4L||9||55kg||$41|