Blevic mare Golden Penny (Blevic – Miss Moula, by Danehill Dancer) had one placing to show for her previous six runs in stakes company but the six-year-old strode to a dominant win in Saturday’s Listed Penny Edition Stakes (1400m) at Morphettville Parks.
Golden Penny’s trained Richard Jolly said the honest performer had enjoyed little luck in her previous stakes outings, which included an unsuccessful trip to Tasmania earlier in 2013.
“At her first run over in Tasmanian nothing went right,” Jolly said.”She ended up where she probably shouldn’t have been in the run and was never a chance.’
“Her second run over there was very good. She was only beaten a length and when you watch the replay, she was a length in front of them just past the line.”
However, Golden Penny showed she had returned to her best with a solid third to Just Discreet in the Group 3 Spring Stakes (1200m) on August 10 before making the required improvement to take out the Penny Edition Stakes from beyond midfield.
Golden Penny defeated the Peter Moody-trained mare Kneeling (Encosta De Lago – Sunday Service, by Sunday Silence) while Our Freed Man (Clangalang – Stanley’s Choice, by Fairy King) was third.
“I’m glad to finally win a Listed race with her,” Jolly said.
“She’s going to be hard to place now, but we may look at taking her to Melbourne.”
The Penny Edition Stakes was Golden Penny’s seventh win from 25 starts while the $50,300 winner’s cheque took her earnings to more than $268,000, more than 30 times the $7500 Jolly paid for her at the 2009 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.
Golden Penny became the 26th stakes winner for former top South Australian sire Blevic, who died in July 2012.