Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Better Reflection on Track for a Bonanza Campaign

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Better Reflection on Track for a Bonanza Campaign

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Horse Racing

Tony McMahon

SAVE your pennies, punters, and bank on brilliant Rockhampton filly Better Reflection making you interest as that is the scenario after she cruised in to win a Rockhampton jump-out at Callaghan Park yesterday.

Ridden by Rockhampton heavyweight jockey Ashley Butler, the John Wigginton- trained, Listed Race-winning three-year-old could not have been any more impressive than in winning the 530-metres heat.

Butler barely moved a muscle as Better Reflection won the heat virtually under her own steam, indicating that providing she continues to train on, she is in for another bonanza campaign.

Better Reflection has not started since finishing well back in the $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast on January 12.

Previously she had a perfect record, winning on debut by a sizeable margin in Rockhampton on November 11 before making the quantum leap to win her next start in the LR Calaway Gal 2YO (1110m) at Doomben on December 12.

The magnificent filly was stepping out for her first serious training workout since undergoing surgery on both her knees after a problem surfaced post Magic Millions.

Trainer John Wigginton is astutely erring on the side of caution and will not be rushed in the coming weeks to bring Better Reflection back to racing prematurely.

Another to grace the Callaghan Park grass track yesterday morning was the brilliant Lyle Wright-trained short course sprinter, the Carrara gelding Allround Glory.

Under lightweight apprentice Thomas Doyle, Allround Glory was too nippy for John Wigginton's Hanover Square in a 900 metres trial heat.

Wright and senior owner Gavin Milner have done a sterling job in placing Allround Glory throughout his career, winning 12 races up to 1100 metres and running another 13 placings from 33 starts.

The five-year-old who has not raced since being weighed down under 62.5kg when third in the Townsville Lightning (1000m) on July 20, has won $294,525 in stakes.

Because of getting "too much weight", Milner has ruled out attempting back-to-back wins in the $40K Cairns Amateurs Lightning (950m) on September 13 and instead is heading south with Allround Glory. …

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