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By Graham Potter | Saturday, July 9, 2022

Any horse who wins three-in-a-row is doing very well and the Chris Munce trained Delyth put her name on that list on July 9 when she saluted in a Class 3 Handicap over 1200m at Doomben.

In doing so, the five-year-old daughter of Spill The Beans also gave jockey Mark Du Plessis a double on the day, the rrider having won earlier aboard Be Water My Friend.

Delyth’s winning sequence has began at Ipswich in a Maiden Handicap over 1200m on June 2 … the first time Du Plessis was given the ride.

You could say that was just a Maiden win, but, when you are winning by a 3.30 length margin, it does suggest there would be better things to come … and Delyth lived up to that hint of promise by again demolishing her opposition in her next start, increasing her winning margin to 3.80 lengths when taking out a Class 3 Handicap over 1200m in town (at Doomben) on June 17 with Du Plessis again doing the honours in the saddle.

As before, that run oozed potential, so it was no surprise when Delyth was once again sent out favourite at $2.35 for her hat trick bid (she had started at odds of $2,25 and $2,50 in his two previous wins) and she fully justified the confidence shown in her by rubber stamping her rapid progression by landing her third successive win in sublime fashion … leaving the closest of her rivals a full 4.25 lengths in arrears at the line.

And the win was every bit as easy as that result suggests.

Du Plessis jumped Delyth into an immediate lead at the break and, although Delyth was bit keen early on, Du Plessis kept her at a measured gallop which allowed her to remain in charge of proceedings throughout.

Delyth’s two length lead at half distance was cut back to half-a-length by the $4 second favourite Proper Rogue on the point of the home turn, but Du Plessis had been riding with a ton of horse in hand and a flick of the wrists from just inside the 300m sent Delyth on his way and she opened up with meaning in a manner which helped her to ensure her effort would be a winning one.

Du Plessis looked back under his shoulder at the 200m, just to make sure there were no surprises, but he need not have worried as Delyth simple had far too much in hand over her rivals.

Delyth three successive wins were achieved by an impressive combined winning margin of 11.35 lengths.

Overall Delyth has won three of her six career starts (Du Plessis is unbeaten on her) and she also has a second place a third place and a fourth place to her credit.

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