Sunlight second in A$7.5m Golden Eagle
Sunlight added to her illustrious CV when a close second in the very valuable Iron Jack Golden Eagle at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
Sunlight is, of course, a filly by Zoustar and so is Mizzy who finished a place behind her in the Golden Eagle.
Sunlight earnt A$1.5m for her runner-up finish and her career earnings now stand at a staggering A$6.55m.
This was also her first start over 1500m having spent her career as a sprinter. Sunlight also had to come from stall 15 of 16, and she was sent off as a A$26 chance.
She was given an excellent ride by regular jockey Luke Currie who edged her across in the early stages of the race and had her well positioned to strike when the sprint to the line began.
Co-trainer Calvin McEvoy said:
“She’s a beauty. We are very proud of her. It was quite emotional watching her run so well. She had her doubters after the Everest but Dad (Tony) never lost confidence and neither did Luke (Currie) or the team."
Sunlight’s race record stands at 21 starts for 11 wins, two seconds and five third places.