Georgina Cartwright aboard Fill The Flute (Image: Racing Photos)
Jamie Edwards' 'accidental' stable star Fill The Flute continued her meteoric rise through the ranks with another short-course win at The Valley on Saturday.
The all-the-way victory over Grey Shadow and Essence Of Terror in the Benchmark 84 handicap was the Statue Of Liberty mare's fourth-consecutive scalp and came less than two months after a first-up win in Benchmark 58 grade on Geelong's synthetic track.
WATCH: Fill The Flute's win
A $7000 weanling buy at Inglis' Great Southern Sale that has now chalked up more than $130,000 in prizemoney, Edwards revealed that his son James had purchased the mare - the older half-sister of Derby winner Extra Brut - as a paddock companion for another horse.
"We had a filly and it was the only weanling on the farm so we needed a paddock mate so she wasn't out there by herself," Edwards said.
"I gave my son $10,000 and sent him to the sales to buy a weanling filly as a partner with this, he came up with a few but this is the one that he picked out.
"She's very push button, she's very fast but how good she is, I don't know.
"To win four in a row, it's bloody hard to do because the handicapper normally gets them.
"I think there's a race at Flemington for her in a couple of weeks."
WATCH: Hear from Edwards
For jockey Georgina Cartwright, it was her third win aboard the four-year-old and vindicated the faith shown in her by Edwards, for whom she began her apprenticeship in 2015.
Cartwright was pipped for riding honours at The Valley by fellow apprentice Lachlan King, who capitalised on the absence of suspended stable apprentice Fred Kersley to pilot progressive Lindsay Park gallopers Five Kingdom and Shokora to victory in the space of 45 minutes.
With 14 metropolitan winners to his name, the 20-year-old's claim will be reduced to 2kg when he reaches the 20-win milestone.
WATCH: Hear from King