Bennett Racing 4yo mare Street Delight unleashed a devastating turn of foot to win her 3rd Metropolitan race at Sandown on Wednesday. The mare has returned this prep in rare form winning twice from her 3 starts. Jockey Daniel Stakehouse has ridden the mare in all three starts this prep and has been spot on in his assessment of the 4yo. Her 1st up win at Pakenham was tremendous, again unleashing a great run up the straight to grab victory. On Wednesday Street Delight sat in a 3 wide lane after jumping well. Daniel obviously didn’t want to see the mare get shuffled back and elected to roll forward with cover. She travelled beautifully to the turn and Stackhouse deliberately held her together travelling until about the 250m mark. The mare was at least 4 Len back and when Stacky said go – the daughter of Street Boss pinned back the ears and let rip. Still a length off them at the 100m and ½ length at the 50m, she just roared past them to win by a long neck and was soft on the line.

Street Delight displayed her terrific closing speed running the last 400m herself in 22.47s which was 1.45s faster than the field did – about 9 lengths. This was the 2nd fastest time for this split for the entire meeting. She then burnt turf running the last 200m in 11.60s which was the fastest split for that section of the meeting.

As a 2yo Street Delight was Gr3 4th placed and a winner at Sandown. Moved over to the Stokes Stable in Adelaide, she has added another metro win and numerous placings.  Now she calls Stokes Pakenham Stable home and she certainly is flying! She took her overall record to 24 starts, 4 – 4 – 1 $219,885 and more importantly as mentioned she is a 3 time Metro winner.

The daughter of top sire Street Boss, Street Delight was a 100k purchase from the 2021 MM Adelaide Yearling Sale and sold by Edinburgh Park NSW. She is the best of 4 winners from 4 runners of the very good race mare Whitten’s Delight who was a daughter of former top racehorse Barely A Moment.

Congratulations to all owners in Street Delight and thankyou to Phil Stokes and his Team for another  terrific win by the mare. Judging by the way she attacked the line again , Street Delight seems to be in for a very good prep and looks certain to add to her record, possibly even have another tilt at gaining Blacktype.

Footnote: There was a tinge of sadness win the win as the same race was won 2 seasons ago by a real Bennett Racing favourite – the very beautiful Defiant Diva who sadly passed away recently. This one was for you “the Diva”