How to Fly shows early promise
Talented jockey William Pike made an impressive start to yesterday’s Bunbury Turf Club race meet, opening the event with a double.
Pike guided Masquerade to victory in the Think Water Bunbury Maiden (1208m) by almost two lengths ahead of Clint Johnson-Porter on Double the Pro.
Cool Serenity came in third ridden by jockey Joseph Azzopardi.
Pike then rode How to Fly to a comfortable win in the JCW Electrical Maiden (1008m).
Princess Zelda was second with jockey Jason Brown in the saddle and Blackwood Flyer was third with Lucas Camilleri on board.
How to Fly’s trainer Adam Durrant said he was pleased with the result given it was only the second race from the three-year-old filly.
“She is a nice filly that is going places,” he said.
“If we can keep her sound she is going to win a nice race some time.”
Durrant said he had high hopes for the filly ahead of the race.
“We were pretty confident, we think she is pretty smart,” he said.
“She ran third in her first start but she has had no luck.
“She has definitely come on and hopefully she has a couple of good races coming up.
“We have Magic Millions and one of those races coming up and I think she might fit in to one of those nicely.”
Durrant said the shorter distance was ideal for the filly.
“She is a sprinter for sure,” he said.
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