CLASSY youngster Dr. Mino kept her unbeaten record intact after a stirring victory in the Sandown Maiden Vic Breeders (515m) on Thursday night.
The daughter of Bella Infrared and Dr. Mindy began well, and after bumping with You Rippa Pippa soon after boxrise, lead clearly around the first corner, with an imminent challenge from favourite Go Seek Fernando. The two chasers cleared out from the rest of the field, with Dr. Mino holding off Go Seek Fernando by three quarters of a length in 29.63. Blackjack Neo finished on well for third.
The win meant Dr. Mino is undefeated after three starts, and the Judith and Bill McMahon kennel continue to have fantastic success with American sires (kennel star Bernardo is by leading U.S. sire KC And All).
Go Seek Fernando – by million-dollar star Fernando Bale and former Free For All sprinter Heidi Go Seek – also looks set for a fine future after some impressive performances throughout the series.
Dr. Mino took home $12,000 to push her prizemoney to almost $18,000 after just three starts.