She’s A Virture Continues Hot Sigley Form

13
Jan

She’s A Virtue capped a top weekend for in form trainer, Vaughn Sigley and looks set for a bright future after posting an impressive win at Pinjarra on Sunday.

The daughter of He’s A Decoy is part of a strong Sigley stable that has chalked up winners with constant regularity in recent weeks.

Headlining a stellar cast is Kendel Star entire, He Or She, touted as the next star of WA racing after notching five consecutive wins at Ascot.

Black Heart Bart has claimed two feature wins this campaign and Dawn Approach chimed in with a front running victory at Ascot on Saturday.

She’s A Virtue commenced a red hot favourite in the Tuckeys Mitre Ten Mandurah & Pinjarra Handicap (1500m) and she didn’t disappoint her supporters.

The four-year-old was forced to work hard at both ends of the race for jockey Takahide Ikenushi, but after finding the lead she kicked strongly in the straight and scored by just under a length.

The winning margin was smaller but no less impressive than her scorching all-the-way effort over 1200m at Bunbury two weeks earlier.

“I had in mind a few of them might push up and take her on,” said Sigley.

“I wasn’t concerned and said to Takahide to go forward or take a sit.

“She was the best horse in the race and I knew she would be able to take anything they threw at her,”

She’s A Virtue is building an imposing strike rate with just one career defeat, edged out by Klondike King when making her debut at Pinjarra last December.

“I have a fair rap on this horse and think she will keep on improving,” said Sigley.

“She is a nice mare with good size, strength and lung capacity.

“She has a fair amount of ability.

“She will have her next start in Perth.”

Friarpak gave favourite backers no cause for concern when he pulled away to record a strong front running victory in the Kevin Green Real Estate Handicap (2000m).

It continued a consistent vein of form for the improving Blackfriars four-year-old who has two wins and three placings from his past five starts this campaign.

“He is getting better and learning with each race,” said trainer, Dan Pearce.

“He is a nice big sound horse who will keep improving

“The trick has been to teach him to settle,”

Friapak will tackle a 2200m race at Ascot in a fortnight.