QUAKER JET 5yo LA SERENA underlined her rising status among trotting mares ranks with an emphatic victory in the G2 $30,000 VICBRED PLATINUM MARES SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL, 1720m, at Melton on Friday night.
La Serena made short work of her rivals after easing forward three-wide from the gate to lead, to rate a career-best 1:56.8 in scoring by 10m.
Bred and raced by Yabby Dam Racing and trained by Alex Ashwood, La Serena now has three wins on end after taking out to heats of the series.
Her career standings are 8 wins in 29 starts, with this win taking her earnings past $50,000.
La Serena was the second leg of a double at Melton fort Quaker Jet.
NIGHT WHISPERER took out the DNR LOGISTICS TROT after enjoying a sit on the back of the leader.
A 5yo, he did not race as a 2yo and after 7 victories last season this gives 8 for his career and takes his earnings past $50,000.
On a big night for Quaker Jet, star mare IM READY JET finished third in the G1 Great Southern Star and in doing so her earnings went past $300,000.
She is Quaker Jet’s richest winning progeny from his 17 Australian-bred winners.
Used To Me 6yo Chateaubriant rounded out a busy week with a tearaway win in the Canberra Trotters Cup on Sunday night - winning by 44.7m after making his rivals chase hard for most of the 2570m journey.
He’s now had 7 starts this season for 5 wins and 2 seconds.
Haras des Trotteurs roster stallion placegetters in past week:
1st ORLANDO STORM (Orlando Vici Fra) 6yo mare ACT
1st HAPHAESTUS PHOENIX (Love You Fra) 3yo gelding Victoria
1st NIGHT WHISPER (Quaker Jet Fra) 5yo gelding Victoria
1st LA SERENA (Quaker Jet Fra) 5yo mare Victoria – group 3
1st DREAM OF YOU (Love You Fra) 3yo gelding NZ
1st CHATEAUBRIANT (Used To Me Fra-Lets Be Happy US) 6yo gelding ACT
2nd IM READY JET (Quaker Jet Fra) 5yo mare Victoria
2nd CHATEAUBRIANT (Used To Me Fra) 6yo gelding (twice) ACT and NSW
2nd XEBEC (Orlando Vici Fra) 6yo gelding Victoria
2nd SURPRISE TO ME (Used To Me Fra) 4yo gelding Victoria
2nd AMOUR MATERNAL (Love You Fra) 4yo mare Victoria
2nd ROHAAN (Orlando Vici Fra) 4yo gelding Victoria
2nd HRBOUR QUEEN (Love You Fra) 4yo mare NZ
2nd WY FI (Love You Fra) 3yo gelding NZ
3rd FATHER CHRISTMAS (Love You Fra) 11yo gelding Queensland
3rd PESCO POLLO (Love Fra) 3yo colt Victoria
3rd LOVE GUN (Love You Fra) 4yo entire Victoria
3rd IM READY JET (Quaker Jet Fra) 5yo mare Victoria – group 1
3rd SAN DIEGO SUNRISE (Love You Fra) 4yo gelding NSW
3rd LIAISON (Love You Fra) 5yo gelding NZ
3rd HIGHGROVE (Love You Fra) 3yo gelding NZ
3rd ORLANDO STORM (Orlando Vici Fra) 6yo mare ACT