Good looking filly Baroda raced right up to her good looks with a dominant maiden win at Doomben on Wednesday.
The daughter of Epaulette has always been a head turner and she looked extra good when racing to a nearly four lengths win in the 1350 maiden event.
“She was a spectacular looking yearling and when I spotted her at the 2018 Inglis Classic Sale in Sydney I pretty much told myself I wasn’t leaving the sale without her,” said Ontrack Thoroughbreds Managing Director Grant Morgan.
“In the end I had to go the $150,000 because she naturally attracted the attention of some good judges, but I felt she was worth the money.
“She was a great walking filly and my notes in the sales catalogue included a comment that she walks like a panther.
“If you simply walked around the sales complex without a catalogue and looked at every horse on offer at the sale you would have had this filly high on any shopping list.
“Every good judge we’ve put in front of this filly since I bought her has backed up my opinion and she’s developed into a really lovely three-year-old.
“When she spelled at Waverley Park, Trevor Bailey was very enthusiastic about her and breaker Greg Bennett from Fenwick Farms was in her corner from day one.
“Good horses have great attitudes and temperaments and this filly has the perfect attitude. She breezes through everything that you ask her to do and that approach to life is going to take her a long way.
“Long term I’m pretty sure she will get over a bit of ground so we will sit down over the next few days and work out a plan going forward because the year’s end is just around the corner.
“If she’s going to be aimed at some nice races over the Queensland Winter Carnival, she’s going to need a break so we have to work out a plan that allows her a spell and then find suitable races to head into the carnival,” said Grant Morgan.
A daughter of seven race winner Dandy Warhols (by Distant Music), Baroda is from family full of good tough horses including News Alert (9 wins), Graceful Anna (6 wins including Group 3 Vo Rouge Plate) and Prince Rubiton (8 wins).
Successful jockey Ronnie Stewart was impressed with Baroda.
“She’s a lovely filly and a pleasure to ride. She jumped well and put herself in a great spot and was very dominant when I asked her to extend.
“I am confident that she’ll get over a lot further as she strengthens and there’s plenty to look forward with her,” said Ronnie Stewart.
Congratulations to our owners: Steve Mauger, Rob Harvey, Ian and Cathy Mathieson, Tony Halloran, David and Sue Worthley, Mark Snowden, Mark Ostermeyer, Jim and Jenny Edington, Dennis and Del Bates, Judy and Brent Hudson, Wayne and Paddi Muller, Haimes Racing (Manager Jamie Haimes), Tom Wyld and Frances Field.