TED MEDHURST looks to have a very promising young stayer in his midst following a track record breaking performance from his in-form bitch Lillycette over 599 metres at Tattersall’s Park in Hobart today.
Lillycette went into the race having won three in succession over varying distances at Devonport and Launceston and that encouraged punters to rally for the daughter of Velocette, backing her in to start the $1.90 favourite with Tattsbet.
Lillycette powered her way to a 12-1/4 length win over Maurie Baba with the well backed Dixie Lane a closing third.
The well bred bitch stopped the clock at 34.15 to smash the previous best of 34.21 set by the Russell Watts-trained Pudzianowski in June 2011.
It was a brilliant performance given the track had no been conducive to fast times throughout the meeting.
Lillycette has won nine of her 14 Tasmanian starts and she also has notched four minor placings.