IRON mare and stable favourite La Rita has notched back-to-back victories after a last to first performance saw the evergreen seven-year-old take out the $22,000 Miranda Park Stud F&M BM58 Handicap (1450m).

The win was the mares eleventh of her career with her previous nine victories coming at Victoria’s Picnic circuit. Th win came 16 days after Jake Duffy rod her to score in similar fashion from the tale end of the field at Echuca on New Year’s Eve.

With Jarrod Fry taking the reigns on Wednesday, the daughter of O’Lonhro overran race favourite Dame Vassa when coming from last and widest with 58 kilograms for a ¾ length triumph.

“That was a nice effort it’s good to see her win two on the trot and go on with it from here… this time in because she’s seven it’s taken us a little bit longer to get her fitter”

“She’s always been ultra-consistent that’s win number eleven now and you’d love to have another one like her,” foreman Reece Goodwin explained.

La Rita began her career as a maiden win the Goodwin stable in 2016 and quickly notched her maiden at Woolamai. La Rita and Reece Goodwin would partner for many more wins up to 1500 metres across the Picnic circuit in the subsequent seasons.

Remarkably, La Rita has placed in 25 of her 39 outings and is racing as well as ever at the age of seven. Let’s hope there are plenty more wins ahead.

Congratulations to the winning connections of La Rita: Mangalore Park Racing, Mr R J Goodwin, Tha Shadow

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