14th Winner for Rubick
The Bjorn Baker trained filly Turnstyle (2f Rubick x Jadana, by Jade Hunter) was an unlucky second on debut last month, but quickly made amends with a brilliant win at Gosford on Tuesday.
Green and slowly away at her first run, Turnstyle obviously learned something that day as she was quick to jump and surged straight to the lead for Rachael Murray. She was strong to the line to win the 1100 metre juvenile maiden by three-quarters.
A $120,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Carramar Park draft for Henderson Racing / Andrew Williams Bloodstock, Turnstyle is a half-sister to Group III winner Candelara, who also placed in the Group I ATC Australian Oaks.
She is the sixth winner and last foal from good producer Jadana, a daughter of Group II winner Star Country.
Turnstyle is the 14th winner for Rubick, who is the sire of Group II winner Yes Yes Yes and stakes horses Krameric, Biscara, Alburq as well as six metropolitan winners including Rubisaki, who is entered for the Listed VRC Taj Rossi Final at Flemington on Saturday.
The heir apparent to champion sire Encosta de Lago from the family of another champion sire in Redoute’s Choice, Rubick stands at Coolmore at a fee of $38,500.
Rubick covered his biggest ever book (262) of mares last spring so has outstanding numbers coming through to back up his success this season.