Lucrative Win for Choisir Filly

Speedy filly Eloping (2f Choisir x Runaway Jesse, by Rory's Jester) scored a Black Type victory in the Listed MRC Blue Diamond Preview back at the end of January and proved she was still in top form when beating colts and geldings to score a dominant win in the $250,000 Vobis Gold Rush at Bendigo on Saturday. Trained by Peter Morgan and Craig Widdison, Eloping showed her customary dash to power through and lead before kicking right away to win by six lengths with Damian Lane in the saddle. “She’s a gem to ride, she just jumps and does everything right,” said Lane. A $120,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Southern Cross Breeders draft for Dean Hawthorne Bloodstock, Eloping runs for a big syndicate of women, who might have missed the big bonus at the Gold Coast earlier in the year, but have taken plenty of consolation since. Now a winner of three races from five starts with prizemoney topping $290,000, Eloping is a full sister to Group II placed Jesse’s Girl being the second winner from Runaway Jesse, a half-sister by Rory’s Jester to Group III winner All Courage. The current yearling from Runaway Jesse, a colt by Choisir’s champion son Starspangledbanner, was sold at Magic Millions by Rosemont Stud for $170,000 to Mark Riley.