Moss Trip avoids scare to win at Canterbury

THIS filly doesn’t like to win easily. On debut she was bumped and barged before streaking clear to take the win at Kembla Grange, while last month she scored a win from last to first at the same track in impressive fashion. And her backers weren’t without a hair raising moment at Canterbury on Friday evening when she desperately needed the split in a four-runner affair in the opening BenchMark 70 Handicap over 1550m.

The split duly came and she readily exploited it to win by a half-length, putting the race to bed inside the final 100m.

It was an impressive turn of foot that once again got her out of danger, and co-trainer Paul Snowden believes there’s more to come from the lightly raced filly.

“This had to potential to be a tricky race with the small field and the two Waller runners and we needed the split but when the run came she did it impressively in the end.

“It’s always tough going from 1350 to 1550 but she handled it very well and she’s one who’s capable of stepping up in grade.”