Two three-year-old fillies bookended the program at Sandown with Our Sassy Lady and Indian Jewel making it a winning double.

Our Sassy Lady kicked off her career in easy style, winning Race 1 and opening our account with the My Racehorse syndicate. For those who have not come across My Racehorse, the company is one of the only a few to offer microshares so more people than ever can experience ownership. Ridden by Jye McNeil, the daughter of Ocean Park strolled to the front and sat outside the leader before fending off the competition over 1400m.
McNeil had ridden her in a jump out and said after the race that it was a thrill to win for such a big group of owners in attendance at Sandown.

“A lot of owners were there at the jump out so it’s great that she was able to perform as she did,” McNeil told “Her speed is key, she puts herself up there…it enabled us to go on and win the race. She has got plenty of upside there.” Our Sassy Lady was the stable’s 99 th New Zealand-bred metropolitan winner since the 2014/15 season and while not bred in New Zealand, Indian Jewel shares a Kiwi connection with her owners based in Cambridge.

The filly was a $320,000 purchase for Brent and Cherry Taylor of Trelawney Stud and has only missed a place once in her six starts. Co-trainer Michael Kent Junior said after the race that it was Criag Williams’ suggestion to try her at 1600m for the first time. “She’s very consistent…the key was the mile, it was actually Craig Williams’ advice and she ran it our very strongly,” Kent Junior told “Very good win by a filly who has got a bit of upside. “Perhaps if she can get a mile and even further she might be able to get some black type at some point.”

Connections of Our Sassy Lady (NZ) after winning the Sportsbet Jockey Watch Plate at Sportsbet Sandown Lakeside Racecourse on April 10, 2024 in Springvale, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Racing Photos)

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