Another Exciting 3YO for Rubick
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 14

Just a week after Rubisaki posted her first Group II victory in the VRC Kewney Stakes, her sire Rubick was back in the frame with another bright prospect after Excess Funds completed a long-term plan for his young trainer Levi Kavanagh when winning the $500,000 Inglis Dash (1100m) at Caulfield.

Excess Funds wins the $500,000 Inglis Dash - image Racing PhotosRidden to perfection by champion jockey Hugh Bowman, Excess Funds made it two wins from three starts this preparation with a dominant victory in the feature sprint.

Kavanagh purchased Excess Funds for $85,000 at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, where he was offered by Moobi Farm.

“It’s not often a plan comes off but I targeted this race a long way out and it worked out perfectly today,’’ Kavanagh said.

“A big thanks to the team back home, it’s a huge boost to the stable.

“We’ve got a lot of friends and family and good clients involved so it’s great for everybody.

“I wanted to have him ready for this race and now we’ll probably head to Adelaide for the carnival, there’s some nice 3YO stakes races there.”

Already stakes-placed, Excess Funds has won three of nine starts earning over $360,000 in prizemoney.

He is the best of two winners from Save a Penny, an Exceed and Excel metro winner from the family of US Group I winners Groovy and Boston Harbor.

Rubick also posted a new stakes horse earlier in the day at Caulfield when two year old Masseuse ran a brave second in the Listed MRC Redoute’s Choice Stakes (1000m).

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained filly has now had two starts for two seconds so a win cannot be far away.


Rubick in upcoming sales:
Inglis Dash 1100m
Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:03.27
Excess Funds
T: Levi Kavanagh J: J Bowman 57
3g Rubick (AUS) x Save A Penny (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $85,000
V:Moobi Farm, Scone
B: Kavanagh Racing
T: P & P Snowden J: Damian Lane 56.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x The Darling One (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: Kitchwin Hills
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Craig Williams 55
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Pardon (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: Lindsay Park Racing
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Nolen 57
3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Vivacious Spirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $95,000
V:Tarcoola Stud, Tuerong, Vic
B: Lindsay Park Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M Zahra 57
3g Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Sell In May (NZ) (Starcraft (NZ))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Aquis / Ciaron Maher Bloodstock
Sartorial Splendor
T: J D Sadler J: Jamie Kah 59.5
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Personal Ensign (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: John Sadler Training Services Pty Ltd
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: W Pike 55
3f Zoustar (AUS) x On A Given Day (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Ms L J Meech 55
3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Cincture (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Bombora Downs, Bittern
B: B Clark
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $10,500
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: P Butterss
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: D Oliver 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Lady Sayyida (NZ) (Iffraaj (GB))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $460,000
V:Trelawney Stud, Cambridge, NZ
B: B & J Lindsay
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 55
3f Unencumbered (AUS) x Maybe I (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $90,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock
Ocean Drive
T: Shay Keating J: Dean Holland 55
3f Reward For Effort (AUS) x Blue Light (AUS) (Lago Delight (AUS))
Born A Warrior
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 57
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Soorena (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,400,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie, Vic
B: JR Hawkes Pty Ltd ATF Hawkes Family Racing Trust