Blackwood breaks through for Black Type success

Our talented Blackfriars filly Blackwood joins the Oakland Park Stud honour board, taking out the $100,000 Listed Burgess Queen Stakes at Ascot yesterday.
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The Fred Kersley-trained Blackwood has capitalised on the late scratching of pre-race favourite Perfect Reflection to take out the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes (1400m) at Ascot.

Blackwood settled a lot closer to the speed in the Listed feature then what she did in the Belgravia Stakes on October 21, and it proved to be a masterstroke from jockey Lucy Warwick as the filly stormed to a one-and-a-half length victory.

Showy Chloe put in a bold front-running display throughout the 1400m event, but couldn’t match Blackwood in the closing stages and finished third.

Arcadia Dream stormed home from last on the home turn to run a credible third, while Spirit Bird finished fourth.

Blackwood won in a time 1.25.96 for the 1400m, and took her record to five wins and a third from six starts.

Perth Racing – Tim Walker