I'm not familiar enough with all the greats of Australian racing to know for sure, but that performance in the Cox was jaw-dropping. Considering that Hartnell came into the race off a three-race win streak, also in impressive fashion...and she outright embarrassed him, I can understand why the commentator said that.
She won her 13th straight group race, and did it over soft ground, which might not be her preferred surface. She still made a field full of stakes winners look like they put it in reverse in the stretch.
Yeah, IMHO she's one of the greatest mares Oz has ever seen, and in a distaff pantheon with the likes of Makybe Diva, Sunline and Black Caviar, that's saying something. And it sounds like we are going to be lucky enough to see her next year, with a possible trip to Royal Ascot on her dance card. http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/ ... -cox-plate