Rubick Filly Takes Another Step Towards Bigger Goals
The colours of astute syndicator Joe O’Neill’s Prime Thoroughbreds were carried to victory in impressive fashion at Flemington on Saturday by progressive filly Rubisaki (3f Rubick x Senro x Kiseki, by Danehill Dancer).
Trained by Patrick Payne and ridden by Jye McNeil, Rubisaki relished the step out to 1400 metres to score a half length win as a hot favourite.
Rubisaki showed her quality last preparation when second in a Listed race at Flemington and has the overall record of four wins and two seconds from six starts with prizemoney in excess of $269,000.
“She’s a horse for the future. I just let her relax where she was comfortable and then we saw that great turn of foot she has,” said Jye McNeil.
“She’s been dominant at her first two wins back this campaign and there’s still improvement in her.”
An $85,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Prime Thoroughbreds from the Edinburgh Park draft, Rubisaki was bred by Ian Smith and is the fourth winner from four foals to race from Senro Kisaki, a Sydney metropolitan winner by Danehill Dancer.
Rubick has had a great season and is the leading Australian second crop sire by earnings with Everest winner Yes Yes Yes his star performer.