YOU MAKE ME SMILE has made a happy hunting ground of Canterbury this month, picking up two impressive wins over 1200 & 1250m respectively. The four year old gelding by SO YOU THINK made it two front-running victories partnered by jockey Kathy O'Hara, taking out the Australian Turf Club Handicap over 1250m on January 9 and the Bowermans Office Furniture Handicap over 1200m on January 23.
It had been a while between drinks for six year old mare NO INTEREST, but she broke through for another city win at Canterbury in the Col Crawford Kia Evening Star over 1250m on January 4. The consistent AD VALOREM mare was given a beautiful ride by jockey Jess Taylor, winning by a neck and breaking $200,000 in career prizemoney.
SPIRITUAL PURSUIT broke her maiden first up at Wyong on January 27 at career start number four in a front-running victory guided by jockey Kathy O'Hara. Saluting in the Floormaster F&M Maiden Handicap over 1000m, this well-bred three year old daughter of SNITZEL out of the Group One placed mare HAPPY HIPPY finished with a comfortable 1.7 length margin to second placegetter YOU AND YOU ALONE, gaping the rest of the field.