Walking Flying made it two wins from two starts for the Toby and Trent Edmonds training partnership when he landed a Class 6 Handicap over 1600m at Eagle Farm.
The four-year-old mare was previously with the Tom Dabernig and Ben Hayes stable where she raced three times without being placed, so the change of scenery has certainly provided her career with a boost.
She has also been showing some versatility since arriving in the Sunshine State. She won first up over 1660m in very heavy going and then had no trouble carrying that form over onto a Good 4 surface over 1600m.
Walking Flying ($5) jumped well enough but was then taken back by Robbie Fradd eventually settling just worse than midfield, but only three-and-a-half lengths off the speed which was being set by Dreamtimer ($3.60).
Fradd always had Walking Flying off the fence and by the time the field turned for home Fradd had eased Walking Flying further out and she turned for home some three wide, but in clear air where she could take an uninterrupted aim at her target down the home straight.
Walking Flying didn’t waste the opportunity chasing home strongly. Over the last 100m the only runner left for Walking Flying to take care of was the $13 (Sportsbet) chance Kubrick, who was rallying strongly along the inside, but Walking Flying had enough in hand to get the job done and claim a winning margin of 0.20 lengths.
“The first win (at Doomben) … that was a seriously heavy track the other day,” said Toby Edmonds, “and now he has come over the road here (to Eagle Farm) on what is always a good surface and performed well as well.
“She has got a good record here so far … and she’ll get out to 2000m as well.
“Looking forward to it.”