Stealing Another Win

Feb 27, 2018

She was up in distance and weight but that was not going to stop the game mare Thieving Minx at Sale on Tuesday, the five-year-old so tough leading throughout to claim victory in the BM64 1419m contest.

Recording her second win from her last three starts, the daughter of Time Thief drew out but was soon to the lead and from there was always travelling well, giving a good kick in the run home and holding off a late charge I Am Wanted who charged home down the outside.

"The track is better if you go to the outside fence," Michael Kent noted, "but we were always going to lead so we chanced our arm staying on the rails. She put pay to the rest of the field but that horse did flash home late!"

"This mare is going well and she can gallop," he continued. "As soon as the carnival is over those mid-weekers at Sandown start rolling in and I think she will be well suited to those sort of races."

Theiving Minx can go out a little hard in her work and races but Kent thinks that is an attribute - "she is a very willing mare, a bit keen if anything but it is better to be that way than to be lazy."

"She is very tough," rider Ethan Brown said.

"She won the start and was really on the ball, she was able to come across quickly and take her place on the fence."

"To her credit late she grit her teeth and tried her guts out."

A much loved home-bred for Karin McNab, Thieving Minx hails from family the stable have enjoyed good success with, her dam being a multiple city winner Cameo Minx, sister to another handy galloper Countcool.