Isla Poppy records maiden win

Oct 17, 2013

Isla Poppy broke through for her first win on Monday, taking out the Oktoberfest at SCST QTIS three year old Maiden Handicap over 1300m at the Sunshine Coast.

Jumping from barrier seven the Jet Spur filly settled a bit worse than midfield.  Jockey Jim Byrne made his move approaching the turn and she cruised up the leaders and strode past them to score easily by two and a half lengths.

After placing at her last two starts which were both over 1200m, Isla Poppy seemed to relish the extra distance.

It was a nice reward for the McMahon family who purchased her half brother by Falvelon at the Magic Millions QTIS sale earlier this year.