Six Straight for Rubisaki
Joe O’Neill’s Prime Thoroughbreds have raced a lot of good horses over the years, but Rubisaki (3f Rubick x Senro Kisaki, by Danehill Dancer) is on track to be the best of them all after posting her sixth successive win on Saturday at Randwick when taking out the Group III ATC JHB Carr Stakes (1400m).
Trained in Victoria by Patrick Payne, Rubisaki has been in hot form this season and is yet to taste defeat as a three year-old.
Patiently ridden by Nash Rawiller, Rubisaki jumped a little awkwardly, but recovered to settle eight in the field of 10 and showed her usual turn of foot to burst clear with 100 metres to run.
When challenged by runner up Subpoenaed, she dug in for the fight and scored a half neck win taking her imposing record to eight wins and two seconds from 10 starts with earnings topping $1.1million.
“She’ll probably go for a spell now, she’s just a fantastic little filly,” said stable representative John Bateman.
“When she has that spell and develops a little bit more, she could be anything.”
An $85,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Prime Thoroughbreds from the Edinburgh Park draft, Rubisaki was bred by Ian Smith and is the fourth winner from four foals to race from Senro Kisaki, a Sydney metropolitan winner by Danehill Dancer.
Coolmore’s Colm Santry has had a hand in the extended pedigree of Rubisaki.
He purchased her dam Senro Kisaki as a yearling at the Inglis Scone Sale for $80,000 and he also bought her imported mother Leifling (USA) from the Tattersalls Sales in the UK back in 1996 on behalf of Greg Nattrass, who bred Senro Kisaki.
The Coolmore team were delighted to have Senro Kisaki back at the farm last spring to visit Rubick again and she has a lovely weanling filly by So You Think.
Rubisaki is the current flagbearer for Australia’s leading second crop sire by earnings Rubick, whose Everest winner Yes Yes Yes has been retired to stud and will stand at Coolmore this spring.
Rubick was super popular last spring at the increased fee of $38,500 covering 262 mares.