Saturday’s Group 1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill has a WA flavour with the Anthony Cummings-trained filly She’s Extreme.
She’s Extreme received a ballot-free entry into the world’s richest juvenile event after winning the G3 Magic Night Stakes (200m) last weekend. She is owned by Dorrington Farm’s Robert Crabtree and will jump from barrier 6 for Brett Prebble.
“She is just a high quality filly,” Cummings said after watching her let down in sensational style at Rosehill. “I had given up hope of being in the Slipper but she bounced back and talked me into going today. And I’m expecting she will do exactly the same and be ready to go again in seven days time.”
Bookmakers have She’s Extreme on the third line of Golden Slipper markets at $9 behind Coolangatta ($4.60) and Sejardan ($7). She can make it a running double for Newgate Farm sire Extreme Choice (Not A Single Doubt) in the $5 million feature following Stay Inside’s victory last year.
Her dam Keysbrook is a daughter of So Secret who stands at Rangeview Stud at Burekup in Western Australian. “We bred Keysbrook,” Rangeview’s Rob Gray recalled this week. “She won as a 2yo at Belmont but was a better 3yo with placings behind Delicacy in the 2015 WA Derby and WA Oaks.
“So Secret has done a good job as a broodmare sire and it would be nice to see him get a Group 1 winner in the big race this Saturday.”
An 18 year-old son of Danetime (Danehill), So Secret has sired 73 individual winners of 210 races at Rangeview topped by G2 Karrakatta Plate winner Hobart Jones.
Rangeview bought into She’s Extreme’s family when purchasing her second-dam Interlagos (Quest for Fame) for $28,000 at a Darley Reduction Sale in 2009. Keysbrook was her only foal conceived in WA and she was subsequently sold and sent east after making $140,000 to a bid from Aquis Farm.
Yarradale Stud manager Davy Hanratty maintained a WA link with the family when he pinhooked a Lean Mean Machine – Keysbrook filly for $45,000 at the 2021 Magic Millions National Foal Sale on the Gold Coast. Her value increased to $150,000 when knocked down to Dan Morton at last month’s Perth Magic Millions Yearling Sale.