Talented Deep Field mare Quantum Mechanic scored a valuable Black Type victory at Moonee Valley on Friday night when capturing the Group II MVRC Sunline Stakes (1600m).

Trained by Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr for a syndicate headed by Mill Park Stud, Quantum Mechanic was a last start second in the Group III VRC Matron Stakes and went one better this time around.

Well ridden by Michael Walker from an inside gate, she was tenacious to the line in scoring a half head win taking her overall record to four wins and eight placings from 17 starts with prizemoney just shy of $350,000.

“She’s so consistent and has really gone to a new level this time in,” said co-trainer Mick Kent Jr.

“Once she got the gap she just exploded. It’s a massive result for her to win a Group Two.”

A $180,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Milburn Creek draft for M G Price Racing & Breeding Pty Ltd, Quantum Mechanic was bred in Victoria by Makybe and is a half-sister to South African Group II winner Mount Pleasant.

She is the best of four winners from Life in a Metro, who sadly died last year and was a winning three-quarter sister by Fastnet Rock to Group I winners Absolutely and Abbey Marie and half-sister to Group III winner Runaway.

Quantum Mechanic is the eighth stakes-winner for Newgate Farm’s Deep Field, whose outstanding three year-old colt Portland Sky was second in the Group I MVRC William Reid Stakes behind Masked Crusader.

By Tara Madgwick

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