Wonderful Tonight primed for Sangster tilt

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Sam Mynott has been ticking up the air miles over the Tasman Sea this week and she is hoping it will all be worth it when she lines up her first horse in Australia on Saturday.

, who races as in Australia, has been a stable flagbearer for Mynott, highlighted by her maiden stakes success at earlier this month when taking out the Listed City Of Napier Sprint (1200m).

Mynott was rapt with the result, with Imwonderfultonight having been stakes placed on three previous occasions, including the Listed Stewards Stakes (1200m), Group 3 Concorde Handicap (1400m), and Listed Lightning Handicap (1200m).

A trip across the Tasman was in the works following her last start success, with the firmly in the crosshairs, however, Mynott began to look for more immediate Australian assignments following her Otaki win, and Saturday's Group 1 (1200m) at was identified as an ideal target.

“It was great to tick that (stakes win) off,” Mynott said. “She came through it really well. She was bouncing around after the race like she hadn't even had a run, which gave us a bit more confidence in heading over to .

“We had the Winter Carnival in-mind and we only looked towards Adelaide after Otaki. While she was up and going we thought it could be a good time to go over.

“She arrived (in Melbourne) last Wednesday and is at 's barn at the moment.

“She has settled in really well. She has been eating up as soon as she got there, she is really happy.”

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