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Winner no Shock to Carston

Shock Prospect cruising to the finish line at Kurow on Monday

Shock Prospect’s win in the Cochranes Farm Machinery MDN (1400m) at Kurow on Monday came as no surprise to trainer Andrew Carston.

“She probably should have won last start, she’s had a couple of good runs,” Carston said. “My only concern was the gate because she drew wide."

Despite settling back in the field, Shock Prospect showed an exciting turn of foot over the last 300m to cross the line with her ears pricked under jockey Kylie Williams.

“I’ve always liked her, but she’s been a work in progress and just taken a little bit of time mentally and physically,” Carston said.

Carston said he leased the four-year-old mare from her breeders, Rich Hill Stud, who have retained a racing interest in her as part of a syndicate.

“They’re a great group of owners so it was great to get the win for them and especially Rich Hill Stud as she’s by Shocking and from a good family.”

Shock Prospect is out of the three-time winning Japanese mare Shadow Ray (Groom Dancer), who also produced Karaka Million winner Ockham’s Razor (Any Suggestion) and Listed Bonecrusher Stakes winner Jungle Juice (Jungle Rocket).

Carston said he was in no rush to make plans for the mare and suggested her next start will be in three- or four-weeks’ time.

To watch the replay of this race, click here.

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