Country circuit specialist Halfmoon Blue and jockey Cecily Eaton managed to record a hat trick of wins with the final one being at Kilcoy on Saturday.

After breaking her maiden by winning at Nanango in a benchmark 55 over 1600 metres on the 3rd August Halfmoon Blue was loaded in the float for a trip to Gympie to contest at Benchmark 50 over 1470 metres on the sand track where she won again on the 17th August. The owners decided to back her up in a 1900m race at Kilcoy on the 24th August where she recorded her third win in the space of twenty one days.

This mares race record improved markedly in the space of a month with it now standing at three wins and a second placing from twelve starts while also earning $22,000 in prizemoney in her last three starts.

Starting from barrier three Cecily was able to soon cross to the rails on Halfmoon Blue and lead the field into the home turn the first time around the tight turning Kilcoy circuit.

As they went pass the winning post with one lap to run Marlahn strode to the lead with Cecily content to sit in second position with 1100 metres to run.

Having won twice on Halfmoon Blue previously Cecily was well aware she needed to keep pushing Halfmoon Blue along from the 800 metre point.

As the field entered the home straight for the final time Halfmoon Blue had taken the lead by just over a length with only 180 metres left to run.

After being given a perfect ride by Cecily Eaton throughout the race Halfmoon Blue hung on to win by 0.8 lengths.

Congratulations to Marshall Thoroughbreds on the trifecta of wins by this home bred mare.

Halfmoon Blue was strapped by Lyn Henderson.

 

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