Two Out of Three for Happy Trails Half-Sister

Wyong, March 5 – Backing up from a last start maiden win at Newcastle, three year-old filly Danish Twist was back in winning form again at Wyong on Thursday.

A half-sister by Dane Shadow to South Australian Horse of the Year and triple Group I winner Happy Trails, the Kris Lees trained Danish Twist took the 1350 metre Class I event over 1350 metres by a short head.

Retained by her breeders Brenton and Liz Parker and raced in partnership with other friends, Danish Twist has now won two of three starts and is clearly on the improve.

She was raised at leading South Australian nursery Mill Park and is the fifth winner from six foals to race from terrific producer Madame Flurry, whose best offspring Happy Trails has won over $2.8 million in prizemoney with highlight victories in the Group I VRC Mackinnon Stakes, Turnbull stakes and Emirates Stakes.

She is also the dam of stakes-placed Heart of a Lion and metropolitan winners Unique and Petraeus, so Danish Twist has a bit to live up to on her pedigree page!

Madame Flurry has a yearling colt by Bernardini (USA), a colt foal by All Too Hard and was covered last spring by Sebring.