Quality mare Michelle Lee Mac has been sent for a well-earned break.
Taken south from her New South Wales based for last night’s Australian Pacing Gold Final at Tabcorp Park Melton, Michelle Lee Mac was dropped off at a luscious paddock on her way home this morning.
According to co-trainer Kerry McDowell “a nice quiet winter” is the ideal reward for the daughter of Bettors Delight following her success in the Group One.
McDowell prepares Michelle Lee Mac with her partner, Dean.
“She’s going to a paddock now,” McDowell said. “We’re dropping her off on the way home.
“We’ll give her a fairly long break, so she’ll have a nice quiet winter.”
Michelle Lee Mac’s perfect end to her campaign is the result of an upset in the $210,000 feature, with the four-year-old scoring at $24.10 on the Tote.
With Greg Sugars in the cart, Michelle Lee Mac was settled two-back in the running line from her second row draw as Its Beaujolais led from barrier seven.
Angled three-wide along the back straight, Michelle Lee Mac sprinted to the front halfway along the home stretch before cruising to a six-and-and-a-half metre win from Its Beaujolais.
A stablemate of the runner-up, Its Ebonynivory was 10 metres away third.
Rating 1:54 over 1720 metres, Michelle Lee Mac extended her record to eight wins and 10 placings from 31 starts for earnings of $258,070.
“She hasn’t had a lot of luck in some big races, but thanks to a great drive from Greg it all worked out well this time,” McDowell said.
“We were reasonably confident with her and it was just a matter of getting that right run.”