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Barynya just misses Breeders Crown glory

24 / 08 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Barynya (Rohan Hillier) winning the Tasmanian oaks earlier this year icon Click to enlarge

Tasmania’s Victorian Oaks-winning filly Barynya went within just over a metre of taking out the 3YO Fillies final of the Australasian Breeders Crown at Melton today.

With Rohan Hillier in the sulky, Barynya was smothered up three-back the fence while the heavily-backed Nike Franco rolled to the front after early leader Just Carla’s driver Amanda Turnbull handed up 1400m from home.

When the leaders lifted the tempo Turnbull left the rails to challenge Nike Franco and that allowed Hillier to find the passing lane in the home straight but the game Tasmanian filly ran out of ground and was unable to run Just Carla down with Quick Draft a close-up third.

The Dick Eaves-trained filly that is owned and raced by Lloyd Whish-Wilson and his wife Judy has had a brilliant season winning the Tasmanian and Victorian Oaks and was placed in a Breeders Crown final and heat to take her stake earnings to beyond $200,000.