Policiere Returns To Winners’ List

Group 3-placed filly Policiere landed her first win of the year at Albany on Sunday when producing an impressive performance in the Western Racepix Horse Of The Year Handicap (1240m).

Starting on the third line of betting at $6, the Safeguard three-year-old was aided by a perfect ride by Joseph Azzopardi when settling one-out and one-back from barrier seven before being put into the race and finding the best going on the rain-affected Heavy8 track.

The little chestnut hit the front turning for home before kicking clear in the straight to defeat race-favourite Billy Ray ($2.90) by two-and-a-quarter lengths, with a further one-and-a-half lengths to Worth A Risk ($6.50) in third place.

It was the fourth win of Policiere’s career following three Saturday metropolitan victories as a two and three-year-old, whilst also boasting a runner-up finish in the 2021 Group 3 Gimcrack Stakes at Ascot.

Bred by Oakland Park, the filly has now accumulated a considerable $332,900 including Westspeed bonuses from her 16 starts to date.