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Pumpkin Pie In Country Championships Final
Smart Goulburn filly Pumpkin Pie has booked herself a place in the $400,000 Country Championships Final at Royal Randwick on the opening day of The Championships (1 April) after winning the qualifying heat at her home track on Saturday, reports Racing NSW. The Danny Williams-trained 3YO improved her record to 4 wins from 6 starts when defeating Steel Frost and Chaquinta in the $150,000 Country Championship Qualifier over 1400 metres. Williams had a runner in the Country Championships Final last year after Ashjata finished 2nd in the wildcard qualifier at Muswellbrook, but this is the first time he has qualified a horse at his home track. “I’m over the moon,” he said. “In the last 150 metres she pricked her ears and floated home. Provided she pulls up well will race her at Randwick next week which will be a step up in class but she is still so untapped.” Pumpkin Pie is by Star Witness out of the Generous mare Thanksgiving and hails from the famous Eight Carat family.