MICHAEL Mehegan’s handy filly Miss Inbetween shot back into the winner’s circle on Monday 5 April with a strong win at Sandown.
The three-year-old filly by Fighting Sun relished the drop back in grade after tackling two Group Three contests at her past three starts.
Settling towards the rear of the field, Miss Inbetween showed plenty of fight to run down the up-and-coming Sirileo Miss in the closing stages of the 1400m event.
Mornington-based trainer Michael Mehegan said it was great to see her back on track for her main targets after being unplaced this preparation.
“We spoke about bringing her back to 1400m [after running over 1600m last start],” Mehegan said. “She just did a little bit wrong. We just wanted to make sure we got her right and then push onto [the VOBIS Sires].
“She had been running well. We just couldn’t get the job done so we brought her back in class and brought her back in distance and she was good enough to get the job done today.”
Mehegan said its terrific to have a consistent filly like Miss Inbetween in his boutique stable as she continues to make her way through the grades.
“She was a $25,000 buy at the Inglis Premier sales. She’s Group placed twice and she’s got the job done today so hopefully she takes a lot of confidence from it and she can keep improving,” he said post-race.
Now rated 72, Miss Inbetween holds a record of two wins and six placings to her name from her 14 career starts. She has earnt just short of $230,000 in prize money.