Renaissance Woman storms over the top to claim Angst Stakes

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& Bjorn Baker have combined in the last race at on Saturday, claiming the Group 3 (1600m) with (+500).

It was a sensational ride from Parr, finding a mid-field position with cover aboard the daughter of , allowing her to travel strongly throughout the 1600m journey.

The eventual runner-up, Ausbred Flirt (+380), was backed into favouritism with online bookmakers prior to the start, and punters were given a terrific sight as sat outside the leader.

When the race went on with 300m to go, there was only one horse you wanted to be with, however, as Renaissance Woman strode past the leaders to a dominant win.

More Secrets ($6.50) was the big drifter late with online betting sites but didn't shirk the task in third, while Thalassophile ($9.50) got plenty late support but probably found the 1600m short of her best trip second-up.

Renaissance Woman has now won three of her last four races when second-up into the campaign, and Bjorn Baker suggested there's more wins to come for his four-year-old mare.

“It's been a big week actually,” said Baker.

“I must say I was confident she'd run well. It was a great ride by Josh (Parr), it worked out really well. It's a funny game racing, one minute you're in front, one minute you're down and you can come back in a quick period of time.

“We're going to have a lot of fun now and might a bit.”

Joshua Parr spoke post-race and gave full credit to Bjorn Baker and his team for getting Renaissance Woman to sprint well over the sharper trip.

“She certainly was (),” said Parr.

“I'm so happy to win on her. She's just a lovely mare now.

“She's taken that progression from three-year-old filly to a really strong mare and to sprint twice at the mile this preparation I think is a big feather in Bjorn (Baker) and his team's cap because they've kept her sharp enough to be able to show that. But, as fit as a trout and she ran through the line hard.”

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