Life on the Wire Melbourne bound

Tuesday 26 June 2018

TALENTED Tasmanian mare Life on the Wire will have her next start in Melbourne.

Following an impressive trial win over 800 metres in Hobart today, trainer Scott Brunton confirmed Life on the Wire would head back to Melbourne for a first-up tilt in a $100,000 mares’ race over 1200 metres on 14 July.

The four-year-old mare looked impressive as she ran her rivals off their legs in a trial over 800m, scoring by over four lengths from another star sprinter in Tshahitsi from the Chris Crook and Imogen Miler stable.

“I just needed her to trial over the 800 metres to clean her up before she heads to Melbourne,” Brinton said.

“I wanted her to have a solid hit-out and that’s what she got.”

Life on the Wire will have a travelling companion in stablemate Mandela Effect that will contest a 1400-metre 3YO handicap on the same program at Caulfield.

“Mandela Effect is very lightly raced but I have a fair opinion of him so we’ve decided to test him out in the big league.”

Brunton’s star sprinter Hellova Street also is on track to head back to Melbourne.

“I’ll take Hellova Street to Melbourne next week to run in the winter sprint final at Flemington on Saturday week.

“There is a slim chance he could be balloted out, but the same race last year had only nine acceptors so I’m hopeful he’ll get a run.”

Tshahitsi also will head back to Melbourne to tackle the John Monash Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on July 14.

Watch the replay of Life on the Wire’s win in trial 2 at Hobart on 26 June.

Words and picture by Peter Staples