SA TROTS - Let Her Roll set for Botra Southern Stars series

FRESH from another successful raid a fortnight ago, power couple Emma Stewart and Clayton Tonkin are back for more.

The Victorian-based duo have been regular raiders during the past decade, winning South Australian majors seemingly at will.

Along with Cups, Derbys and Oaks, Tonkin and Stewart have captured eight Southern Cross Finals for two-year-olds and five three-year-old Finals since 2015.

Two weeks ago the pair secured the Kindergarten Final with Miss Disturbia, which was also triumphant in her heat.

At Globe Derby on Saturday night, Tonkin and Stewart will be represented by Let Her Roll in the BOTRA Southern Stars series.

By Sweet Lou, the two-year-old is from former star mare, Rocknroll Magic, which won the 2015 and ’16 Southern Cross Finals.

A non-sale entry, Let Her Roll is engaged in the first of two heats ahead of next week’s $50,000 decider.

The series also offers a $20,000 bonus to the owner(s) of the first filly in the official placings and a $2000 bonus to the breeder(s) of the first filly in the official placings.

Victorious upon debut in Ballarat on April 19, Let Her Roll has drawn barrier four in a field of five, with local reinswoman Gaita Pullicino booked to partner the filly.

“We were very pleased with her first run and she has come along nicely since,” Tonkin said. “She is learning as she goes, but shows a bit of promise.

“This is an ideal target for her this early in her preparation and she will be hard to beat on Saturday night.”

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