First Winner for Rubick
After a frustrating run of six minor placegetters including stakes-placegetters Biscara and Krameric, promising first season sire Rubick broke the ice on Saturday with the highly promising colt Yes Yes Yes (2c Rubick x Sin in Sin Sin, by Fantastic Light) in the open two year-old event at Flemington.
Backed into favouritism following his debut second to boom filly Brooklyn Hustle at Moonee Valley on December 1, Yes Yes Yes tracked the early speed under Mark Zahra before breaking clear at the 200 metres to win the 1100 metre dash by one and a half lengths.
Winning trainer Darren Weir said the son of Rubick was likely to make the trip to the Gold Coast in January for the $2 million Magic Millions 2yo Classic.
"He looks like he has come on from his first run although he is still very green," Weir said.
"It's been in the back of our mind (to go to the MM 2yo Classic) and certainly if he holds together we would think about it. But he is a really nice horse and looking at him in the yard I thought 'gee you have got three-year-old written all over you' but he's got the right attitude and the ability and it's a pretty good prizemoney race."
Bred by Arlington Park Racing, Yes Yes Yes was consigned to the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale by Kitchwin Hills.
A half-brother to the stakes-placed Dee Nine Elle, Yes Yes Yes was purchased by Darren Weir Racing/John Foote Bloodstock for $200,000.
He is the third winner from as many to race out of the Wellington Boot winner Sin Sin Sin, a half-sister to dual Group III AJC The Shorts winner Hot As Hell, the Listed Carrington Stakes winner Flaming Hot and the Hong Kong stakes-winner Craig's Dragon from the famed Vista Anna family nurtured by David Cobcroft.
Rubick has strong representation at upcoming sales with 16 entries for Magic Millions and 32 for Inglis Classic.