Party surprise for Pfieffer
A race that looked as if it would not pan out for the David Pfieffer-trained The Party Girl
(Sebring) turned out to be the ideal platform for the backmarker to score a confidence-boosting
win when she landed the Schweppes Handicap (1200m) at Rosehill yesterday. An early speed
duel between Burning Crown (Helmet) and Echo Jet (Hinchinbrook) meant the tempo of the race
was quick which allowed The Party Girl to use her late turn of foot.
“I was worried there wasn’t going to be enough speed,” Pfieffer said. “But they went a hundred mile an hour so it worked out really good for her. She obviously got run off her feet early and she was lucky to keep in touch with them but the concluding stages were set right up for her.” The five-year-old mare defeated Poetic Charmer (Your Song) by three-quarters of a length with Echo Jet holding on for third.