How Womantic winning at The Valley (Image: Racing Photos)
How Womantic joined an elite band of thoroughbreds after remaining unbeaten after three runs when an impressive winner at The Valley on Friday night.
The three-year-old filly started a hot $1.50 favourite and paid just $1.30 with TAB on the back of two soft victories at Geelong and Caulfield and, despite looking in trouble on the home turn, she kicked away again on straightening to win comfortably.
Jockey Jye McNeil explained How Womantic failed to handle the final turn, allowing Lucifer's Reward and Modear to draw up to her before she strode clear again.
"She labored around the bend, I don't know whether it was the tight track or whether I rode her a bit closer tonight but she labored a bit," McNeil reported.
"On the line, once she got around that turn and straightened and balanced, she really let down well to the line.
"When they can overcome things like that it means they are quite talented and I think she is and I think she may even get out over further in the future."
WATCH: How Womantic's win
Co-trainer Dave Eustace said three wins from three runs suggested an above-average filly and so How Womantic will now be tested at black-type level at her next start.
"She'll have a crack at a Stakes race now for sure," Eustace said. "There's a nice race at Caulfield for her. There's a Group 3 there and I'd say that's where she will go.
"She's a really nice filly and she had to show a little bit of grit and knuckle down today.
"It's not easy to go three from three but she's done that so it's nice to get the job done."
How Womantic was purchased by Spicer Thoroughbreds for $50,000 as a yearling and she is by far the star of the single crop left in Australia by her sire The Wow Signal.
He is an Irish-bred son of Starspangledbanner and he stood for just one season in Australia in 2015 when he served just 43 mares. He has since been exported to stand in France.