Rosie runs Rings around rivals

Top jockey Chris Munce described Ringa Ringa Rosie a star in the making after her win in the Listed $100,000 Hampden Stakes (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.  

“She’s the real deal,” Munce claimed after the Bradbury’s Luck filly produced a barnstorming finish to score by more than a length.  “I’ve got no doubt she’s a Group 1 winner in the making.”

Ringa Ringa Rosie is the first stakes winner for Glenlogan Park based stallion Bradbury’s Luck (Redoute’s Choice).  He was a feature 2YO winner of the Magic Millions Classic at the Gold Coast and the Listed Canonbury Stakes at Randwick.

Ringa Ringa Rosie (2f Bradbury’s Luck – La Guichet by Al Hareb) was a $46,000 buy from the Emerald Thoroughbreds draft at the 2009 Gold Coast Magic Millions.  She is raced in partnership by trainer Bevan Laming and his wife Jennifer and has now collected $128,100 in prizemoney and QTIS bonuses.

Her dam La Guichet was raced by Glenlogan Park owner Jon Haseler and was a juvenile winner at Rosehill.  She is a half-sister to Dashing Eagle (Danehill) who was a G1 winner of the AJC Flight Stakes and VATC One Thousand Guineas.  Second dam La Caissiere (Luskin Star) won the G2 VRC Wakeful Stakes and the AJC Flight Stakes when it was a G2 event.

Laming predicted a bright future for Ringa Ringa Rosie after she won on debut at Doomben in November.  “She’s a black-type filly,” Laming said late last year.  “She shows a lot of promise and we won’t see the best of her until she gets to 1200 or 1400 metres.”

Laming said the filly would have a crack at the G1 T J Smith (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 12.  But should the tracks be rain-affected, she will be reserved for the Melbourne Spring Carnival instead.

Mornington based filly Lucky Doris nearly gave Bradbury’s Luck a winning double on Saturday.  She raced up to the leaders in Race 1 at Flemington and was beaten a length by the placegetters Slamming, Sleepers and Irish Gold.  

Lucky Doris (2f Bradbury’s Luck – Lady Ashtar by Semipalatinsk) became the fourth individual winner for her sire when successful on debut at Sandown Hillside on April 28.  Her dam Lady Ashtar is a three-quarter sister to Eureka Jewel (Semipalatinsk) who won the G2 VRC Kewney Stakes and G3 AJC Adrian Knox Stakes.  She had failed to reach a $20,000 reserve at the 2009 Magic Millions Summer yearling sale when offered by Grange Thoroughbreds.