While most of the racing headlines were centered around Flemington on Saturday as the Melbourne Cup Carnival finished up, the Laming Racing team created our own headline act further north at Doomben.
Two-year-old first-starter Ringa Ringa Rosie was not considered a strong winning chance according to most punters and was sent out as a 30-1 shot however she quickly proved them wrong.
After jumping away from the barriers, it didn’t take her long to find her share of trouble as she received a bump which forced her to settle at the rear. She relaxed throughout the run before jockey Christian Reith eased her to the outside at the top of the straight before she unleashed a strong finishing burst to record a very impressive victory.
As a 2009 Magic Millions, her win has now qualified her for the lucrative Magic Millions 2yo Classic to be held in January at the Gold Coast, a race with a prize pool of $2million.
Not only did the win kick off what is likely to be a successful career for Ringa Ringa Rosie, it was also significant for her sire Bradbury’s Luck, as she was his first ever winner. Bradbury’s Luck was a Magic Millions winner himself and we will be doing our best to carry on the family tradition.
In one race, Ringa Ringa Rosie has earned $53,000 in prizemoney after bonuses which is not a bad effort considering her owners paid only $46,000 to buy her as a yearling earlier this year.
Congratulations to the winning owners Lynn Tipper, Gerard and Stamatoula Carmody and Jenny Laming.