My Superior Girl brushes competition away8 Sep 2019

My Superior Girl duly obliged for punters in impressive fashion in the $10,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series (Maiden) over 1400 metres on Friday.

The Ocean Park four-year-old gave a glimpse of his early potential with two placings from as many starts for trainer Catherine Cameron. The mare showed her versatility when she came from behind at her debut third and went for front running tactics next-up only to fall short by a half a length to Rising Ransom.

Sticking with the latter strategy proved to be the right one. My Superior Girl was soon in front with Our Fine Wine improved to sit on her outside, but that move did not seem to faze My Superior Girl the least bit, who kept lobbing along at the same tempo. Rounding the corner, My Superior Girl strode away, asserting her superiority all the way to the line recording a two length victory. Kaipaki Road (D. Johnson) put in an eye catching run for second, with a long head to Our Fine Wine (L. Staherley) in third.

“She was really brave second in her last start. She got lonely in front with the long straight at Counties with a heavy track and just got caught on the line,” rider Andrew Calder said.
“I was quite confident where she was in the running. She didn’t do much work down the back and she was still on the bridle and I let her go quite early at the 550m mark, she really put a margin on them and ran nicely through the line.”
“She’s still learning a lot and got a bit wobbly near the line. And brushed the rail but she picked herself up and go again, so it was quite a good performance.”
“She’s always improving, nice and fit and today’s race really suited her,” Calder said.

My Superior Girl’s winning time was 1:27.40 on a Heavy10 track.

“She’s been an interesting mare. She had a couple trials and didn’t show much but she has really hit her straps in the past two months,” trainer Catherine Cameron said.
“We just got beat last start when I wanted to scratch her but the jockey wanted to run and we went so close but he (Calder) made up for it today.”
“She didn’t jump super but Andrew put her in the race and she got there easy enough and didn’t have to work too much and it worked out well,” Cameron added.
My Superior Girl’s first win came in her third attempt for owner Phillip Liu.