Nice Winner for Nicconi

 In 2016

John Thompson is coaxing career best from progressive Nicconi mare Nieta, who posted her first metropolitan win at Canterbury on Wednesday.

An easy winner at Wyong when resuming from a spell last month, she raised the bar again when dashing clear for an easy victory in the Benchmark 72 event over 1100 metres as favourite.

A $20,000 Magic Millions purchase for part-owner Greg De Vries from the Holbrook Thoroughbreds draft, Nieta has won three of six starts earning nearly $60,000 in prizemoney.

She is the best of four winners from Brookton Flash, a half-sister to dual Group I winner Sincero.

Nicconi has been in hot form over the winter and has sired 22 winners in the past 30 days.