Playing Arkabella scores tough win in Bandbox Final

Playing Arkabella scores tough win in Bandbox Final

Playing Arkabella took out the Group Three Bandbox Final at Launceston last night in very gutsy fashion. (Watch Replay)

After being beaten for early speed, the three year old daughter of Shadow Play found her way to the breeze position outside of Harshali.

As the field rounded the home bend Harshali kicked clear and it looked as though Playing Arkabella would be fighting for a place.

However she dug deep and kept coming. Refusing to give in, she hit the lead half way down the straight and went on to win by 3.3 metres.

Bred by Kareena Blackwell, Playing Arkabella is the first and only foal out of the four time winning Topnotcher mare Arkabe Jewel 2:03.3 - $25,345.

Last night's win was her sixth and takes her earnings to $76,553.