Apr 07, 2016
The stable has a lovely group of three-year-olds this season and another stepped up to the mark with an impressive victory at Kyneton on Thursday, Let's Twist breaking through at only her third start.
Appreciating a step up from 1400m to 1850m, the daughter of Statue Of Liberty had been an encouraging third behind the promising Fastnet Rock filly Bo Bardi at her previous outing and with Luke Nolen aboard she was always travelling like the winner.
Though not always doing everything right!
"The penny has probably not dropped for her yet," Nolen reported, adding that "she travels on and off the bridle and she got a bit lost when she found the front."
Nolen was however impressed, confident that Let's Twist is a nice filly in the making - "I think there will be form from this race and she will continue to prove competitive as she steps up further in distance and she is in good hands for that."
Michael Kent has always been a fan of the Gilgai Farm owned (Rick Jamieson pictured) Let's Twist, describing her as "a beautifully actioned filly."
"I really liked her as a two-year-old but she hasn't shown any speed at three, all she wants to do is stay."
"She is still a bit green," he added, "she has always been a bit babyish."
A $130,000 graduate of the 2014 Magic Millions sale, Let's Twist was bred in Victoria by Kevin Wacey. She is the third winner for the Danehill Dancer mare Any Dane Now.
Also dam of the smart Hong Kong performer Sure Peace and the Adelaide winner Dane Peggy, Any Dane Now - who was served last spring by Adelaide having produced a Fiorente colt in October - is a daughter of the AJC Oaks winner Kenbelle, also dam of the multiple Gr.1 winner Boban.