One to Watch – Ballarat

Tara Madgwick - Sunday June 14

This two year-old filly by Rubick had a race experience edge over her rivals at Ballarat on Sunday and took full advantage of that to win as she pleased.

Peggfy Selene - image Pat Scala / RAcing Photos

Peggy Selene started her racing career in Queensland and finished second at her first two starts for Pat Sexton at the Gold Coast last December.

Now trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, Peggy Selene was third at her first run for her new trainers last month on the synthetic surface at Ballarat and appreciated a return to the turf for this assignment.

Fitted with ear muffs for the first time, she jumped well for Jye McNeil and quickly found the front controlling the race and surging away at the finish to win the 1000 m dash by more than three lengths.

A modest $9,000 Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale purchase from the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft, Peggy Selene was bred by Go Bloodstock.

She is the second winner from stakes-placed General Nediym mare Star Salute, who comes from the family of stakes-winners Be My Princess and Flying Princess.

Peggy Selene is another progressive type for Rubick, who will be the Champion Australian Second Crop sire by earnings this season thanks to his star performers Everest hero Yes Yes Yes and
multiple Group winner Rubisaki, also a $1million earner.

Rubick stands at Coolmore at a fee of $33,000.



Race Result - Interpath 4cyte Joint Mdn 1000m

Ballarat Track: Soft(6) Time: 0:59.36
Peggy Selene
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 56
2f Rubick (AUS) x Star Salute (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $9,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: B Spoelder
Kick It Baby
T: M M Laurie J: J Noonan 56
2f Shamus Award (AUS) x Rocket Baby (AUS) (Danzero (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Gold Yearling Sale $32,000
V:Golden Grove Stud, Denman, NSW
B: Matt Laurie Racing
Impulsive Tycoon
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 58
2c Written Tycoon (AUS) x Bessano (AUS) (Valixir (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd, Burradoo
B: Shawrie
T: Daniel Bowman J: Declan Bates 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Lonhspresso (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $300,000
V:Esker Lodge Australia, Beremboke
B: DJ Bowman Racing / Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock
T: John McArdle J: J Mott 56
2f Written Tycoon (AUS) x Miss Power Bird (AUS) (Mukaddamah (USA))
Runaway River
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Jamie Kah 56
2f Street Boss (USA) x Kulgrinda (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Bondi Beau
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: M Zahra 58
2c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Bondi Girl (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Crocodile Dundeel
T: L Smith J: M Rodd 58
2g Dundeel (NZ) x Dual Star (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Spicer Thoroughbreds
Party In Style
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: W Egan 56
2f Toronado (IRE) x Party Talk (AUS) (Hard Spun (USA))
The London Look
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damien Thornton 56
2f Ferlax (NZ) x Pearly Whites (AUS) (Sharkbite (AUS))
T: L Smith J: Chris Caserta 56
2f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Divisible (USA) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $150,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: Spicer Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Trading Kisses
T: Ms W Kelly J: Michael Poy 58
2g Skilled (AUS) x Kiss Me Again (AUS) (Brief Truce (USA))
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