Sebring Express Springs a Surprise

 In 2016

The juvenile maiden at Wyong on Wednesday was expected to be an easy target for the Waterhouse and Bott stable runner Maddonica, but Sebring Express had other ideas.

The Gary Portelli trained filly was third on debut at Kembla last month and took good improvement from that outing to sit three wide and then power away from the favourite in the straight.

A $60,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Flinders Park Stud draft for Elite Thoroughbreds, Sebring Express is eligible for the upcoming rich Inglis incentive races.

She is the third winner for Miss Exxi, a half-sister by Exceed and Excel to Group I winner Carnegie Express and grand-daughter of AJC Oaks winner Our Sophia.