THREE-year-old filly Annecy continued her run of impressive form for Bathurst trainers Andrew and Don Ryan on Friday when she stormed down the home straight at Dubbo to snatch victory.
With champion hoop Greg Ryan in the saddle, the Sebring x Goldlago filly came seven wide into the straight in the Rhino Cup Benchmark 55 Handicap (1,620 metres).
The $6 chance drew level with leader Kate’s Pearl before punching on to take the lead. She then held off a late challenges from Supreme Goddess ($15, Michael Travers) and Arlington’s Pick ($5 favourite, Jean Van Overmeire) to make it three wins in her last five starts.
That was not the only reason for the Bathurst trainers to smile as stablemate Somebody ($5) saluted at the same meeting, taking out the Class Three Handicap (1,020m).
While there was less than a length between the top three in Annecy’s race, Somebody was more than three lengths clear of Yours Mine Ours ($3.30 favourite).