One of Sydney’s most consistent racehorses Sweet Deal earned some richly deserved black type when proving too tough in the $160,000 Group III Yarraman Park Tibbie Stakes (1400m) at Newcastle on Friday.
The John Thompson-trained daughter of Casino Prince made it seven wins from 28 starts when giving her trainer his second win in the race in the past three years, joining Zanbagh on the honour roll.
“She’s going super. She really deserved that,” Thompson told Sky Racing.
“She’s got a fantastic rapport with Nash (Rawiller). He rides her with confidence and I think it gives her confidence.
“She’s just got better as she’s got older as I think all the Casino Princes do, she really did deserve that Stakes win.”
Sweet Deal ($5) raced on the speed, facing the breeze throughout and was there to be beaten but found when needed to defeat the Matt Dale-trained Notation ($8.50) by a half-length with the same margin back to Bjorn Baker’s Connemara ($7) in third.
“She’s just an absolute ripper of a mare,” Rawiller said. “She’s always got that little bit of a kick, just honest, gutsy.
“She just doesn’t let them past, gives you everything.”
Story credit: Clinton Payne via racenet.com.au and photo credit: Bradley Photos