Famous colours to the fore once again as Sexy Eyes keeps owner Peter Tighe in the winner’s circle

The famous Winx colours were worn to another feature race win as Sexy Eyes took out a thriller in the Group 3 $160,000 Belle of the Turf Stakes (1600m) at Gosford.

Jay Ford wore the Winx colours of dark blue, white “M” and epaulettes of part-owner Peter Tighe who is also in the syndicate that races the Chris Waller-trained Sexy Eyes ($4.60) who edged out Irithea ($6) in the last stride.

There was less than a length separating the first four over the line with Zumbelina ($3.10 favourite) and Organza ($5) also in the finish.

“She deserved that stakes win, she has been a very honest horse,” Ford said of Sexy Eyes.

“We drew a good gate, we held our spot and she always travelled well.

“I put her into the race before the bend as I felt it was going to turn into a bit of sprint home.

“Initially the second horse (Irithea) got away for me but, slowly but surely, she kept grinding away and got her head in front when it counted.” – Ray Thomas, The Daily Telegraph