Smart filly Alpha And Omega storms home to win first-up in Albany
Three-year-old filly Alpha And Omega made an impressive return to racing at Percy Spencer Racecourse on Sunday.
Trained by Steve Wolfe, Alpha And Omega stepped out for the first time in 99 days since her win in 3YO metro company at Ascot.
Racing first-up without a trial, the Playing God filly produced a sharp turn of foot to win the Scenic Lodge Handicap (1100m) by a short half-head.
Peter Hall settled Alpha And Omega just behind the leaders in running before peeling off their heels at the top of the straight.
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Leader Ibiza kicked in the straight but under the 60kg, Alpha And Omega was able to wind up and grab Ibiza in the final stride.
Wolfe said he had no plans for his filly at this stage.
“This was only a class two race in Albany but she let down well,” he said.
“I’m not sure what I will do with her yet, she might go to Bunbury but I haven’t really had a look.”
Meanwhile visiting trainer Warwick Bradshaw was able to taste success on the seven-race program, dominated by Roy Rogers, with Purple Pearl.
Purple Pearl notched her second win in three starts after storming down the centre of the track to reel in leader Sauvegarde and hold off Magic Opus by a long neck in the Yarradale Stud Handicap (1230m).
The three-year-old filly cast her near fore plate prior to the race but it didn’t stop her in claiming victory.
Trainer Debbie Warnes was fined $100 for presenting Victory City with incorrect gear.
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