Bennett Racing’s smart Foxwedge Filly GOLDIFOX was tremendous in defeat at Flemington on Saturday. Lining up as 2nd favourite in the Listed 1600m Taj Rossi Final, she seemed the logical danger to Good ‘N’ Fast who had outlasted her 2 weeks previously. A little slowly away, Goldifox settled beyond midfield on the rails with the favourite outside her. Close enough to challenge on straightening, it all got very messy for Chris Parnham and Goldifox as she ran smack bang into horses going nowhere in front of her. Meanwhile, Scottish Rogue and Good ‘N’ Fast had swept to the front out wide as Parnham, in desperation, swung Goldifox across heels to challenge. The front 2 had established a big break on Goldifox and had all the momentum whilst Goldi was trying to get going again. Officially 8th at the 400m, Goldi unleashed her now trademark finish and she flew, passing all other runners and making considerable ground on the front 2, but not enough to catch them.

To finish 3rd after such a chequered run was extremely brave and Goldi thoroughly deserved her Black Type for finishing in the placings. Although still a Maiden after 5 starts, Goldifox has earned over $50k for connections with the promise of more to come. She will have a good spell now and be back to challenge in the Summer and Autumn.