Danish Twist Wins Group Three

Progressive mare Danish Twist has been on an upward spiral in recent weeks winning the $400,000 Provincial Championships at Randwick and $100,000 Ladies Day Cup at Hawkesbury before finally landing Black Type when successful in the Group III Dark Jewel Stakes at Scone on Saturday.

A half-sister by Dane Shadow to triple Group I winner Happy Trails, Danish Twist was bred by Brenton and Liz Parker and retained to race in partnership.

Handled patiently by Kris Lees, she is really starting to hit her straps and scored a dominant length and a half win in this 1400 metre feature.

Lees said he intends to push on with Danish Twist and the mare will now head to Queensland with some suitable races coming up in the next six weeks.

"When a mare’s in form they’re pretty hard to stop. You put them three deep and they still win,” he said.

"She just keeps going to another level every time I raise the bar.

"I have to take her to Queensland. The (Tatts) Tiara is the logical race for her but it’s still a while away so she’ll probably have a run between now and then up there.”

Raised at Mill Park as was her famous older sibling Happy Trails, Danish Twist has the impressive record of seven wins and six placings from 16 starts with prizemoney topping $668,000.

Mill Park sold the current yearling from Madame Flurry, a colt by All Too Hard, for $150,000 to Gary Moore Racing at the Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.

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