Pippie powers to another decisive victory



Speed machine: The John and Chris Meagher-trained Pippie makes it two wins from two starts this preparation. Picture: Supplied

THE John and Chris Meagher-trained mare, Pippie, is set to tackle black-type races in the Spring after running away with the opening race at Caulfield on Saturday 17 August.

The four-year-old daughter of Written Tycoon raced away for a comfortable three-length victory over the Clinton McDonald-trained Diamond Effort and the ever-consistent Amy and Ash Yargi-trained I’m Telling Ya.

Having also taken care of a ‘no metro wins’ race impressively at Doomben first-up, Pippie will attempt to emulate the efforts of the Meagher-trained Savanna Amour and be targeted towards the Cockram Stakes and How Now Stakes at Caulfield next month – both Group Three races which Savanna Amour claimed in 2017.

Trainer Chris Meagher said it was great to see Pippie cruise to another decisive victory.

“We were hoping to see that but obviously to actually do that we weren’t quite sure,” he said.

“We knew she was going well, she’s a high-class mare and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

Meagher said Pippie’s racing style should also stand her in good stead for her upcoming targets.

“She has a high cruising speed, she puts herself there and eliminates any bad luck. For her to do that today pretty much untouched was very impressive,” he said.

First published in the Southern Peninsula News – 20 August 2019