With a near-flawless run Garry White’s Letter to Juliette stormed to a two-length win in Friday afternoon’s Inland Digital Orange Showcase Gold Cup (2100 metres) at Towac Park, handing the Hawkesbury trainer his fourth success in Racing Orange’s feature.
After firming as the $2.70 favourite the four-year-old sat one wide mid-pack before working to the head of the field at the 300-mark, after that she didn’t look troubled and waltzed home from Mister Marmalade ($4.20) and Eerised ($6).
“She did a great job, I’m delighted with her. She’ll have one more run in a 2100 at Hawkesbury’s stand-alone meeting before going to spell. It won’t be long though, because she’s really good in the wet so I’ll use her in winter,” White said.
White heaped praised on hoop Mathew Cahill too, who’s win on Letter To Juliette gave him a feature double at Towac Park after he steered Lucy Rose home in the Train 365 Cup Day Showcase Sprint (1000m) just half an hour earlier.
“He rode a terrific race,” White said.
Bathurstian stretched his lead to three lengths by the 600-mark but was outclassed as his challengers started their runs.
Early into the straight Letter To Juliette shifted past Bon Equus as Mister Marmalade stormed down the outside, but White’s mare was far too strong.
Eerised filled the minor placings for Mitchell and Desiree Kearney.