Two Promising Metro Winners for Rubick
Prime Thoroughbreds purchase Rubisaki (2f Rubick x Senro Kisaki, by Danehill Dancer) was an impressive winner at Flemington and was one of two metropolitan winners for Rubick on Saturday.
The Patrick Payne trained filly was beaten narrowly on debut at Warrnambool last month but quickly made amends with a stylish two and a quarter length win at Seymour and took another big step forward here.
She relished the step out to 1400 metres, travelling midfield for Jye McNeil before powering to the line to win by more than two lengths running away.
"She's a ripper," part-owner and syndicator Joe O'Neill said.
"Her half-sister, Zizzis, won on Wednesday at Sandown. We've had this filly for a while and Patrick contacted me and said 'I think this is the real deal'.
"She went to Warrnambool and we thought she would win but she got beaten a nose.
"She bolted in the other day at Seymour and today she was just never going to get beaten.
"She's a high class filly."
O'Neill mentioned Rubisaki may progress to the Listed VRC Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) at Flemington in two weeks before having a break and looking to the spring.
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.
With two wins and a second from three starts, Rubisaki has already won over $94,000 and is another bright prospect for Rubick, whose offspring are headed by Group II winner Yes Yes Yes as well as stakes horses Krameric, Biscara and Alburq.
Rubick sired a 13th first crop winner at Belmont, with Montelena (2f Rubick x Kooroora Blue, by Red Ransom) running out an easy winner on debut for the Darren McAuliffe stable.
Rubick stands at Coolmore at a fee of $38,500 this spring