Mirfin’s silky shot holds a special place at Towac Park

IN THE RUNNING: Dean Mirfin has three chances at Towac Park for Saturday's picnic meeting.
IN THE RUNNING: Dean Mirfin has three chances at Towac Park for Saturday's picnic meeting.

SPECIAL Silk has never finished out of the placings at Towac Park, but on Saturday the mare will be seeking her first win at the track.

A member of Bathurst trainer Dean Mirfin’s team, Special Silk will make her fourth appearance at Towac Park when she lines up in the Orange Trophy Handicap (1300 metres).

It will mark her third start this preparation, the five-year-old having already notched up a win at Wellington and third at Orange since resuming from a 16-week spell.

Her record at Towac Park stands at one win and two thirds and Mirfin is hopeful she can build on that.

“She’s been a really good little money spinner for us and she does well every time she goes around for us. This is an easier contest than her last couple, but they are never easy to win,” he said.

“It’s looking like a nice race for her and she’s really looking well, hopefully she can go there and it’ll be a win for her.

“The thing with mares is that if you get them in form, they are generally quite consistent and that is what she is. She goes to the races and tries hard and that’s why her form is good.”

Mirfin will also saddle up Heroes (Class B Handicap) and Powernap (maiden) at Orange as he looks towards the Bathurst Cup meeting on January 24.

“It’s a good meeting for all of us to build towards our big Bathurst meeting in two weeks, the cup meeting, so it’s good to get our horses a run at just the right time,” he said.