Delicate Miss will back up in the LR Placid Ark Stakes on Super Saturday following a tough victory at Ascot.

The talented David Harrison trained filly sat three-wide before getting first run on the chasers in the Network Ten Plate (1000m).  “I could have gone to the front but the wind changed direction and I was happy to face the breeze,” winning jockey Pat Carberry said last Saturday.  “She quickened off the camber and let down nicely in the straight.”

Delicate Miss (3f My Atacanta – Delicate Snip by Snippets) was coming off a loss to stablemate Mystic Maid but Carberry was confident she could turn the tables.  “I rode both of them in work on Tuesday and I thought she felt better.”

Mystic Maid started an odds-on favourite only to be beaten two lengths.  The stablemates will clash again off a seven-day break in the $100,000 Placid Ark Stakes (1200m).

Delicate Miss is a homebred for Alan Macalister and is raced in partnership with his wife Birgett and children Kirsty Wardle and Cameron Macalister.  She is a half-sister to the family’s stakes winning sprinter Dawn Approach (Statue Of Liberty) and their dam has a 2yo filly Dawn Mission (My Atacanta) and a filly foal by (My) Admiration.

The Macalisters are building up for what could be a huge Super Saturday.  They are also double-handed in the G1 Winterbottom Stakes with Dawn Approach and last year’s winner Magnifisio (Magnus).

Meanwhile, My Atacanta (Traditionally) is covering his sixth book in WA.  He won in Ireland and Perth and the Macalisters stand him with Wayne & Tracy Rodwell in Serpentine.

Delicate Miss jumps into Karrakatta Plate contention with a defiant win for Patrick Carbery Credit: Simon Merritt / Western Racepix

Photo: Simon Merritt / Western Racepix