Mark Zahra punches home Spanish Reef in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (Image: Racing Photos)
Spanish Reef continued her winning streak in dominant fashion, thrashing her rivals in the Group 2 Ascend Sales Trophies Sunline Stakes (1600m).
The Ken Keys-trained mare carried on her winning ways from Flemington in the Matron Stakes, with Mark Zahra - who chalked up a double on the night - punching her out to a 2.75-length victory to Samovare in 1:35.34.
It wasn't Keys' first time winning a Sunline - the very first year it was named in honour of the champion mare it went to the Keys stable in 2001 via another four-year-old mare, Flushed.
Keys said Spanish Reef's progression from filly to mare has been enormous.
"I always said, until Rich Enuff came along, Flushed was the best horse I trained. Maybe we've got two beaut mares now," Keys said after the win.
"The maturity, the growth in her as a horse... it's pretty special to watch it happen.
"Very much so. In the winter of last year, I was embarrassed how she looked at Flemington.
"She was a coat-rack. It's just natural time [it took for her to improve].
"I would hope so [Spanish Reef could win a Group 1], because I would nearly pass the reins on if it happened! My daughter's [Kasey] getting pretty good at it.
"She's worked hard for 20 years, and no-one sees that, and it's time they did."
WATCH: Spanish Reef dominates the Sunline