Eye-Catching win for Gilded Butterfly!
When it comes to consistency, GILDED BUTTERFLY is definitely one of the Stable's favorites. The lightly raced 4-year-old filly has now had a total of 10 runs, and never been to the races without earning a stake. She is always game and shows a lot of heart running all the way to the line. This latest win now makes her a 3 time winner, and another progeny of the Flower Alley sire that seem to continue to improve with age.
The most exciting part about this latest win was the fact that it was the filly's first time stepping out beyond the 1600m mark where she was so competitive. The 3 length winning margin and good looking turn of foot suggested that she relished the 1800m and potentially could step it up another furlong if needed. It was a small but competitive field and seemed to be a win full of merit. The filly also managed to put up a decent time on the day in comparison to a much higher rated group of horses that followed in the Pinnacle stakes the very next race.
GILDED BUTTERFLY is nominated for the Yellowwood Handicap (Grade 3) to be run over 1800m on Saturday, 29 October 2022. She is likely to be up against her stable companion BOLD FORTUNE, another very classy mare who has climbed through the ranks to earn her black type, and in fact won the Yellowwood as a 4-year-old last year.
If both of them end up running in the race, it will be two sets of silks represented by the Ackerman family. A very big congratulations to the Ackerman family that were fortunate enough to be at the course and lead their filly into the winners enclosure. It is exciting for all connections to see how this filly continues to progress throughout her 4-year-old career.
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