The Listed Inglis Scone Guineas will be the autumn target for Ontrack’s classy filly Baroda when she returns to racing in the autumn.
The $200,000 Guineas is a Listed 1400 metres race at Scone in May that’s restricted to graduates of the Inglis Sale Series.
Baroda scored her third win in succession when she handled the step to Saturday metropolitan class with ease in class record time at Eagle Farm on Saturday but is now out in the paddock for a short spell.
Baroda headed to the Eagle Farm QTIS 3YO Handicap fresh from two dominant Doomben wins and stepped up to 1400 metres for the first time.
“She had to step up to Saturday company and the 1400 metres and she also had to handle Eagle Farm for the first time and it’s fair to say she handled the occasion with aplomb,” said Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“We were pretty confident before the race that she was up to the challenge but it’s always nice to see them step out and get the job done.
“She had a torrid time early in the race when she was pushed out three wide but rider Ryan Maloney didn’t panic and she soon settled behind the lead before forging to the lead soon after heading for home and proving too good for her rivals.
“It was also good to see her post a new class record time and she’s a filly going to better races.
“She can head out to Waverley Park for a break now and her next preparation will focus on getting Black Type form on her resume.
“She a graduate of the Inglis Classic Sale so the $200,000 Inglis Guineas at Scone looks a lovely target for her.
“The race is 1400 metres and confined to Inglis Sales graduates on May 16 and that track and trip should be perfect at this stage of her career.”
Baroda is a daughter of Darley stallion Epaulette and she’s now won three of her five starts for earnings of $144,950, with QTIS bonuses accounting for $64,050.
“The QTIS scheme is fantastic for a young horse, especially with the added money for fillies and there’s going to be plenty more opportunities for Baroda over the season.
“Trainers Toby and Trent Edmonds have done a great job to have her at peak for these rich QTIS races and she paraded in terrific order at Eagle Farm.
“She’s one of the most promising fillies to race in the all gold silks for some time and we love giving our horses a break when they are in great form because we know there’s a lot more improvement to come as she matures and strengthens.
“The great thing about this preparation is that each time she’s raced she has handled the rise in class and shown great improvement in her racing manners. She also maintained her terrific temperament throughout the preparation,” said Grant Morgan.
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