Gutsy win by Media Sensation12 Nov 2019

A seven-month spell certainly worked wonders on Media Sensation as could be seen from the way she returned to racing a gutsy winner of the Listed $50,000 Legacy Lodge Sprint (OHcp) over 1200 metres on Saturday.

Last seen here at Waikato Racing Club’s headquarters in the Group 3 Cambridge Breeders Stakes, the I Am Invincible four-year-old showed why she was one of last season leading three-year-old fillies, with a stylish win.
Starting $2.60 second-favourite, regular rider Michael Coleman close to the lead and brought the Barneswood Farm Ltd for S C Green & G C Beemsterboer-owned galloper with a stinging challenge to collar the leader and favourite Ferrando (R.Elliot) by one and three quarters of a length with five lengths back to On Point (T.Thornton) in third place.

“She had a bit of an awkward barrier but she jumped the gate and got us across easily,” Coleman said.
“Once she got outside Ferrando she relaxed nicely. She was just sort of idling turning in and I wasn’t sure how good we were going, but when I asked her the question, we were always going to get there,” Coleman added.

Media Sensation’s winning time was 1:09.48 (last 600m in 33.85) on a Good 3 track.

“I’m very pleased as she seemed to put herself there very easily,” co-trainer Peter Williams said.
“I had been a wee bit worried that she had lost a bit of her gate speed but she has shown me today that she hasn’t.
“She looks like she has come up well and I’m happy with her.
“We’ll go home now and speak to the owners but we’ll play a patient game with her,” Williams said.
Media Sensation was purchased at the 2017 Karaka Premmier Sale for $425,000 from Lime Country draft.