Classy mare Lady Lynette has posted her biggest win in the Group Two Blazer Stakes at Flemington and is looking to round out her stellar career with an even greater prize at the end of the month.
Sunday’s 1600m feature was her 13th career win and seventh at stakes level in 42 starts ahead of a historic attempt at the Group One Myer Classic (1600m) at Flemington on October 29, just three days before the lease on her expires,
Mount Gambier-trained mare Sedately completed the Blazer and Myer double in 1994 and remains the only horse to have done so.
Lady Lynette finished sixth and fourth in the 2009 and 2010 Blazer Stakes respectively and ran second to Typhoon Tracy in the 2009 Myer Classic.
Success in both races would be a fitting finale for Lady Lynette who cost $13,000 as a yearling in Tasmania and is now within $20,000 of $1 million prize money after 16 top three finishes in stakes races.
“She has been an awesome mare,” said Scott Brunton who co-trains Lady Lynette with his father, David, in Tasmania.
“She has never been any better than them, only as good as them, and just never ever has the luck.
“She had barrier 18 (second outside gate) today but Nick Hall rode her a treat.”
“Dad wanted to push forward on her today. He got sick of her running the fastest sectionals. You don’t get any extra for that.”
Lady Lynette sat fourth but seemed to take an eternity to reach the lead when she loomed up to win at the 250 metres.
Eventually she wore down the leaders and surged to the post in the last 100 metres to score by 1-1/4 lengths from Booklet and Dysphonia.
“She’s a grinder but she is fantastic,” Brunton said.
“It is a huge thrill
“Dad changed a few things around with her at home and she’s going terrific.”
The daughter of Ladoni had won four Listed and two Group Three races before Sunday’s victory.
Brunton said Lady Lynette was almost retired a year ago and would be sold at the of this spring campaign.
“There will be good money on the table for her as a broodmare,” Brunton said.