Sweet Scandal becomes Sepoy’s latest Stakes winner

Talented mare too strong coming from near last in Rosehill G3

An overpowering finishing burst carried Sweet Scandal to a victory in the G3 Hawkesbury Crown at Rosehill that made the 16th Stakes winner for her sire Sepoy.

Held up at the rear of the field for much of the race, Sweet Scandal launched her bid at the 300m when she was some six lengths off the lead.

With jockey Glen Boss encouraging a turn of foot that grew more potent with every stride, Sweet Scandal got the better of the G1 winner In Her Time to score by a head.

Sweet Scandal, who was bred by Lockyer Thoroughbreds, who also raced her dam Bacchanal Woman, sold for $230,000 as a yearling at the 2016 Inglis Easter Sale.

The win was her seventh in a career that also includes two placings at G3-level, the best of them a second in the Summoned Stakes at Flemington last spring.

Sepoy begins his next breeding season later this year at Northwood Park, Victoria at a fee of $7,700 including GST.