First Stakes Horse for Rubick

Exciting young sire Rubick produced his first stakes horse at Randwick on Saturday when the Chris Waller trained colt Krameric (2c Rubick x Queen of Ninedays, by O’Reilly) ran home strongly for third in the Group III ATC Breeders Plate, the first juvenile stakes race of the season in Australia for colts and geldings.

Allowed to find his feet back in the field by Hugh Bowman, Krameric hit the line hard to grab third place in the big field of 14 finishing a length and a half behind the winner and second place-getter Dubious and Covert Ops.

They covered the 1000 metres in a slick 56.45 seconds which was a new race record highlighting the merit of Krameric’s debut effort.

A $200,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Widden Stud draft for Mulcaster Bloodstock, Krameric is the third foal of Queen for Ninedays, a winning O’Reilly daughter of Group III winner De Montfort.

A brilliant Group II winning son of champion sire Encosta de Lago from the family of champion sire Redoute’s Choice, Rubick was super popular at the yearling sales this year and has been installed favourite by Crownbet to be leading first season sire by winners for 2018/2019.

Rubick is priced at $17,600 this spring and is fully booked.