Hawkesbury's Spright goes for a final Group One win of the season

HAWKESBURY'S star sprinter Spright may yet get another chance to chase Group One glory before season's end for local trainer Garry Frazer.

It has been a huge year for Spright, especially in recent months as she has raced at Group One level three times since the start of May.

Season's last run: Spright after winning the E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes during Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Saturday, March 31, 2018. Picture: David Moir

Season's last run: Spright after winning the E-Group Security Star Kingdom Stakes during Stakes Day at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Saturday, March 31, 2018. Picture: David Moir

The luckless mare headed to Eagle Farm on Monday for Saturday's Group 1 Tatts Tiara, the last Group One race for the 2018/19 season.

Nothing went right for Spright when she came just behind the placegetters in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm on June 8.

She was also the victim of circumstances when being re-shod behind the barriers in the Goodwood before the start in Adelaide.

She was the favourite in the Goodwood, which was being run at Morphettville, but was just unable to get a win and came in third

"She appears to have come through the Stradbroke okay, where [jockey] Glen Boss said she got crunched at the start," Garry Frazer said.

"She ran on well again and probably should have finished second.

"We would love to secure a slot in The Everest with her, depending on how she goes on Saturday."

The five-year-old daughter of Hinchinbrook has now recorded three Group one placings along with her success at that level earlier in the month, and amassed earnings of $1,328,095, all sure to increase her value as a potential broodmare.

In other racing news, Hawkesbury locals continued their winning ways last weekend with husband and wife Mitchell and Desiree Kearney going for a "spin" to Goulburn on Friday.

The training duo's victory with recent acquisition, Quick Spin, was followed by a Craig Weeding double at Mudgee picnics on Sunday and Terry Croft's success with Lu's In Charge at Port Macquarie.

The foursome lifted the number of winners prepared so far this season by Hawkesbury trainers to 147.

Hawkesbury Race Club chief executive, Greg Rudolph, said the steady flow of winners was testament to the training facilities on offer, at Clarendon.

"Our synthetics based Polytrack is just over 12 months old and performing brilliantly in all conditions," said Rudolph.

"This allows us more flexibility with the use of our grass training tracks and the results are attributable to our main training tracks, which are a credit to the team here."

Hawkesbury Race Club will round out its 2018/19 season with an ATC Transferred meeting on Tuesday, June 25.

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