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Better races ahead for Aquitaine after Listed Eagle Farm success

Mike Hedge

A bright future looks to be in store for the three-year-old filly Aquitaineinfo-icon following her dominant victory in Saturday’s Listed Mick Dittman Plate at Eagle Farm in Brisbane.

Aquitaine has emerged as one of the most progressive young horses in the Australia stable, her latest success being the fourth of a nine-start career that also includes four placings.

Given plenty to do in a race in which she was wide and without cover throughout, Aquitaine made light of the tough run, striding clear at the 150m and cruising to a three-quarter length win over Iced with Niedorp the same margin away in third place.

Jockey James Orman said he had no hesitation in going forward and racing wide.

“She felt so strong underneath me that I was confident to be wherever she felt comfortable,” he said.

A daughter of Exceed And Excel, Aquitaine will now be rested ahead of a return to the important races in the spring.