Impressive Win for Rubick 2YO
Promising filly Peggy Selene (2f Rubick x Star Salute, by General Nediym) had a race experience edge over her rivals at Ballarat on Sunday and took full advantage of that to win as she pleased.
Peggy Selene started her racing career in Queensland and finished second at her first two starts for Pat Sexton at the Gold Coast last December.
Now trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Peggy Selene was third at her first run for her new trainers last month on the synthetic surface at Ballarat and appreciated a return to the turf for this assignment.
Fitted with ear muffs for the first time, she jumped well for Jye McNeil and quickly found the front controlling the race and surging away at the finish to win the 1000 m dash by more than three lengths.
A modest $9,000 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale purchase from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft, Peggy Selene was bred by Go Bloodstock.
She is the second winner from stakes-placed General Nediym mare Star Salute, who comes from the family of stakes-winners Be My Princess and Flying Princess.
Peggy Selene is another progressive type for Rubick, who will be the Champion Australian Second Crop sire by earnings this season thanks to his star performers Everest hero Yes Yes Yes and multiple Group winner Rubisaki, also a $1million earner.
Rubick stands at a fee of $33,000.