New Stakes-Winner for Adelaide
In a head-bobbing finish, consistent mare Barossa Rosa (5m Adelaide x Androssa, by Testa Rossa) edged out defending champion Salateen in the Listed BRC Magic Millions Nudgee Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.
Ridden by Jim Byrne for Tracey Bartley, Barossa Rosa won by a short-half-head earning her a wildcard to the 1million Magic Millions Fillies and Mares at the Gold Coast in a fortnight.
A homebred for Kerry and Andy Chrysiliou's AKC Thoroughbreds, Barossa Rosa advanced her record to six wins, four seconds, and a third from 19 starts with earnings of $487,490.
"Tracey has done a great job with this horse," Byrne said.
"I rolled forward but could not get any cover, so I sat outside Centrefire.
"She was entitled to concede but didn't. She saw Salateen coming and stuck to her guns."
Barossa Rosa is the best of two winners from five to race from the unraced Testa Rossa mare Androssa whose dam Canny Me is out of a half-sister to Group I AJC Sires' Produce Stakes winner Align.
Barossa Rosa is the fourth stakes-winner for Galileo’s WS Cox Plate winning son Adelaide.