Indeed, that was special.
But there was no shortage of sentimentality in the victory after the Toowoomba-based stable notched up its second-straight win of the afternoon, Simply Fly winning the previous Chief De Beers Listed race over 1110m.
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“She was the first metro winner for the partnership and she was the first winner for when I started working for Rex.
“So it's great that she wins today.”
The four-year-old mare clearly appreciated the jump from 1200m to 1600m and, with Lipp's astute knowledge, he knew she would handle the extra 400m.
“It was a nice win. She came up trumps. Going from 1200 to 1600 was a big jump, but I was never worried about that at all,” he said.
“She'll go for a spell. I'm not sure what we'll do with her, but she definitely won't be racing for a while here,” Lipp said.