Caribbea in cruise control at Bendigo

Progressive filly Caribbea looked a city winner in the making when she scored impressively at Bendigo on Thursday.  

The Mick Kent trained filly cruised home by two lengths in the Revic Park Agistment Hcp.  She defeated Visage De Mere (Thorn Park) and West Of Greta (Oamaru Force) to improve her record to two wins from five starts.

Caribbea (3f Happy Giggle – Bermuda Rose by Last Tycoon) was a bargain buy both times she changed hands at the Magic Millions.   Originally making $2,000 for Oaklands Stud at the 2009 Gold Coast yearling sale, she was on-sold later that year for $8,000 at the Magic Millions HIT Sale.

Caribbea races for a syndicate managed by Cameron Cooke.  “She’s has had her share of problems but Mick has done a good job with her,” jockey Adam McCabe said.  “She settled well in the run and then picked them off and won well.”

A Cranbourne maiden winner in December, Caribbea is a daughter of former outstanding juvenile galloper Happy Giggle who stands at Mornmoot Stud in Victoria for a $4,400 fee.  The son of Rory’s Jester has sired 128 individual winners of 335 races at a 58% strike-rate.

Caribbea is a younger sister to multiple Adelaide winner Some Call Me Tim.  Their dam Bermuda Rose was sold for just $3,500 carrying Caribbea at the 2007 Inglis Great Southern Sale in Melbourne.

The mare is now based in Queensland at Oaklands Stud and she has a weanling colt by Break The Vault and was covered by All Bar One last year.