Pluck's Life On The Wire a Class Above in Bow Mistress
Mark Smith - Friday February 8

The Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale has a wonderful ambassador in the $10,000 filly Life On The Wire.

The 5yo daughter of Pluck USA) scored her second stakes win in Friday's Group III Bow Mistress Stakes at Hobart almost 12 months after her first in the Group III Vamos Stakes at Launceston.

Ridden by Jason Maskiell, Life On The Wire was rarely closer than three wide the trip but she seemed to level on the soft track to win by one and a quarter lengths from the dead-heaters Twitchy Frank (Choisir) and Speedonova (Tough Speed). 

A winner of two races at Sandown back in November 2017, the Scott Brunton-trained mare advances her record to 8 wins, 3 seconds and 2 from 17 starts with earnings of $358,925.

Brunton said Life On The Wire (pictured as a yearling ) is likely to defend her title in the Vamos Stakes.

"Dad picked her out of the yearling sale for 10 grand and sold her in a package with three other horses I could beat with gumboots and overalls on," Brunton said.

"Thank God she came good with class. She's fantastic."


Purchased by David Brunton out of The Old Crossing draft at the 2015 Magic Millions Adelaide Sale, Life On The Wire is the best of three winners out of the 2-time winning Vettori (IRE) mare Our Seventh Heaven who has an unraced 2yo colt by Albrecht named Major Heist who was sold for $40,000 at last year's Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

After missing in 2016, Our Seventh Heaven foaled a full-brother to Life On The Wire last spring and was bred back to Pluck (USA).

The sire of three stakes-winners, Pluck (USA), who is a clone of his father More Than Ready (USA), covered 28 mares at Vinery Stud last spring at a fee of $6,600.

Seppelt Bow Mistress Gr3 1200m
Hobart Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:13.27
1
1.3
Life On The Wire
T: Scott Brunton J: J Maskiell 56.5
5m Pluck (USA) x Our Seventh Heaven (NZ) (Vettori (IRE))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $10,000
V:The Old Crossing, Singleton, NSW
B: David Brunton
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $20,000
V:The Old Crossing, Singleton, NSW
B: Magic Millions As Agent
2
1.3
Twitchy Frank
T: Adam Trinder J: D Yendall 56.5
4m Choisir (AUS) x Red Pixie (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $10,000
V:Eliza Park International, Kerrie
B: Darren Weir Racing
2
1.3
Speedonova
T: Bill Ryan J: C Newitt 56.5
5m Tough Speed (USA) x Novasaurus (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
4
1.4
Gee Gee Lanett
T: S Gandy J: R J Bishop 56.5
4m Wordsmith (AUS) x Vivre La Nett (AUS) (Savoire Vivre (GB))
5
3.1
Tycoon's Daughter
T: Kaye Milne J: Ismail Toker 56.5
4m Moshe (AUS) x Thrillionaire (AUS) (Monde Bleu (GB))
6
3.6
Gee Gee Double Dee
T: L, D and T Wells J: T Baker 56.5
5m Wordsmith (AUS) x Josies Double (AUS) (West Quest (CAN))
7
4.6
Scrutineer
T: Raymond Worbey J: B Muhcu 56.5
7m Helike (USA) x Strathmore Maid (AUS) (Strathmore Lad (AUS))
8
6.1
Step The Pedal
T: Scott Brunton J: A Darmanin 56.5
8m Elvstroem (AUS) x Caos Cross (NZ) (Cape Cross (IRE))
9
6.4
Miss Norway
T: J D Sadler J: L Currie 56.5
4m Reward For Effort (AUS) x Love Valley (AUS) (Estambul (ARG))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Aquanita Racing / Champion Thoroughbreds
10
7.1
Miss Iano
T: Mark C Webb J: B Park 56.5
5m Equiano (FR) x Miss Panama (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
11
7.3
Merciabelle
T: Sigrid Carr J: Sigrid Carr 56.5
4m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Mercia (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $40,000
V:Emirates Park Murrurundi NSW
B: Lindsay Park Racing
12
27.3
My Biddy
T: Max Cowen J: B McCoull 56.5
4m Wordsmith (AUS) x My Fraulein (AUS) (Telesto (USA))