Pittsburgh Flyer claims the Gr3 "Mumm Stakes"

Nov 06, 2015

Pittsburgh Flyer claims the Gr3 "Mumm Stakes"

Deceased stallion Street Cry (IRE) continued his amazing run of success this spring in Melbourne when the Lee and Shannon Hope-trainedPittsburgh Flyer came down the outside fence to claim Thursday's Group III GH Mumm Stakes (1100m) at Flemington.

Ridden by James McDonald, Pittsburgh Flyer defeated Dublin Lass by a long neck with Brook Road back in third.

"She's a lovely mare, it's the first time I've ever sat on her," McDonald said.

"They gave me strict instructions about not going too early and I probably still got there a bit early. She's a lovely mare and I have to thank the Hope family, they've been very good to me."

It was the second stakes win for the consistent 4yo daughter of Street Cry who defeated the top-class Earthquake in a Listed race at Flemington back in March. She advances her overall record to 3 wins and 3 thirds from 12 starts for earnings of $243,950.

A homebred for Greg & Jenny White's "Alpara Lodge", Pittsburgh Flyer is the best of three winners from Champion South African 2YO Filly Warning Zone (SAF), who won the Group II Greyville Golden Slipper.