Red Letter Day for Rubick
A quinella at Moonee Valley and a new winner at Ascot in Perth, plus a brave third for Krameric (2c Rubick x Queen for Ninedays, by O'Reilly) in the Group III BRC BJ MCLachlan Stakes made it a great day for our young sire Rubick.
Exciting first season sire Rubick posted a quinella in the open juvenile event at Moonee Valley on Saturday with victory going to Yes Yes Yes (2c Rubick x Sin in Sin Sin, by Fantastic Light) over Alburq (2c Rubick x Euro Chic, by Dehere), whose turn to win cannot be far away.
A last start winner at Flemington, the Darren Weir trained Yes Yes Yes made it two wins from three starts when he surged to the line to win the 1200 metre sprint by a length and a half.
“He’s doing everything right although he’s still pretty green,” said winning rider John Allen.
“Heading to the Gold Coast and going right handed will be a new task for him, but he certainly has the ability.”
Stable representative Brady Cross confirmed the Magic Millions 2YO Classic was on the agenda for Yes Yes Yes.
“So long as he pulls up well after today I’d say he’s booked his ticket to the Gold Coast,” he said.
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.
Second on debut earlier this month, the Karen Kerlsey trained Rubic Rose (2f Rubick x Kyoto, by Gonski) improved sharply at Ascot in Perth on Saturday to turn the tables on Beethoven, the horse who beat her at her last start.
She was quick to lead from barrier one and strode clear to win the 1100 metre dash by a length and a half.
Passed in as a yearling, Rubic Rose is the first winner for Kyoto, a winning half-sister by Gonski to Group I winner Pillaging.
Rubick also had Krameric finish a close up third in the Group III BRC BJ McLachlan Stakes at Doomben behind classy colts Sun City and Rome capping off a great day for the young son of Encosta de Lago.
Rubick has 16 entries for the 2019 Magic Millions.