Peter Moody-trained mare Panipique will be hunting for her first Group win this spring after returning to winning form at Caulfield.
Moody said he was sure there was a better race in the four-year-old who stormed home from last to score a nose win over Queensland raider Facile Tigre and Group One performer Grand Duels in Saturday’s BMW Handicap (1100m).
“It looked a good race for her today back down on the limit weight and with so much speed engaged in the race,” Moody said.
“She was well placed against a team of horses that don’t win out of turn, a bit like her, but I’m sure there is a Group win in her.
“She is a stakes winner and we will head back and find a bit of black type for her now.
“It is a family that gets better with age and she was unlucky in the Oakleigh Plate and those types of races so we will keep chipping around the edges.”
A daughter of Testa Rossa, Panipique has won four of 14 starts including the Listed Quezette Stakes as a spring three-year-old last year and the Listed MSS Security Stakes at Flemington in March.
Facile Tigre is trained by Jason McLachlan and was resuming after winning on the Sunshine Coast on July 2.
The five-year-old son of Catbird has won five of 13 starts and should pick up a race in the spring as should Grand Duels who returned to something like his best second-up on Saturday.