Vic Bred Stars of the night Tough Tilly & Pacifico Dream

Tough Tilly and Pacifico Dream, who were both bred and reared at Benstud Standardbreds, were very impressive winners of Group 1 $130,000 Vicbred Super Series Finals at Melton on New Year's Eve
Tough Tilly, a 2YO filly part-owned by Benstud, led throughout to post her fourth win and lift her stake tally to $151,140
The mile rate was a career-best 1:54.9 for 2240 metres with the last two fractions in 27.2 and 27.5
Tough Tilly is the second VIcbred Final winner out of the Art Major mare Beninjurd. She is also the dam of the 2YO colts' winner Centenario
Congrats to trainer Emma Stewart and driver Kate Gath
Tough Tilly was one of five finalists bred by Benstud, the others being Rogue Wave (3rd), Momentslikethese (7th), Sahara Storm (9th) and Le Belle Bijoux (8th)
Pacifico Dream, a 3YO colt bred by Harvey Kaplan, sat parked most of the way before easily win his Group 1
The mile rate was 1:55.1 for 2240 metres with the last two sectionals in 27.8 and 27.8
The colt was now won 11 of his 21 starts and $232,080
He is out of the unraced Presidential Ball mare Mint Julep
Well done owners M Caruana & M Johnson, trainer Andy Gath & driver Kate Gath