She’s Alight chasing further black-type

New Zealand-bred mare She’s Alight (NZ) (Tavistock) will attempt to complete a Western Australian feature treble.

The Alan Mathews-trained five-year-old scored a surprise win in last Saturday’s Listed Jungle Dawn Classic (1400m) at Ascot when given a hands and heels ride by jockey Patrick Carbery.

Carbery said the daughter of Tavistock resents being urged with a whip and must be coaxed to the winning post.

“She just won’t go if the whip is applied,” he said. “I get the best out of her with hands and heels riding.”

The Listed Starstruck Classic (1600m) on December 19 and Gr.3 La Trice Classic (1800m) next month are both on the agenda for She’s Alight.

“We spelled her soon after an Ascot win last May and aimed at the carnival,” Mathews said.

“Saturday was her fourth start since resuming and she’s hit peak form at the right time for mares’ races.”

Purchased by bloodstock agent John Chalmers for $65,000 out of the Cambridge Stud draft at the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale, She’s Alight has seven wins to her credit, one second and three thirds from 19 starts with earnings of $194,720.

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