Ontrack’s highly promising filly Baroda may have earned a trip to the big smoke with her comprehensive Gold Coast win.
The good looking daughter of Epaulette took her record to seven starts for four wins and two placings with a dominant win in the QTIS Quality Handicap over 1200 metres at the Gold Coast.
The filly may now head to Sydney in an attempt to win Black Type in the Listed Inglis Guineas being run at Rosehill in a fortnight.
The $200,000 Inglis Guineas is usually run as part of the two-day stand alone Scone meeting but due to Covid 19 the meeting has been changed to a one day fixture at Rosehill on May 16.
While the Inglis Guineas remains a strong focus, Baroda will also be entered for Black Type races at the Gold Coast meeting on the same day.
The Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas (1200 metres) and the Listed Silk Stocking (1200 metres) are being contested at the Gold Coast meeting.
Ontrack’s Grant Morgan said Baroda will be entered for all three feature races and a decision on which race she contests will be made after studying the likely rivals.
Ontrack purchased Baroda from the Inglis Classic Sale in 2018 for $150,000. She was consigned by Queensland Eureka Stud and she has now earned $229,850 with $106,050 coming through the QTIS bonus scheme.
Baroda is prepared at the Gold Coast by Toby and Trent Edmonds and her home track win completed a double at the track for her trainers.
She was ridden for the first time by Andrew Mallyon who is a relatively recent addition to the ranks of Queensland riders.
The ride went Mallyon’s way after Ryan Maloney, the filly’s pilot in her previous two races, elected to move from the Gold Coast zone to the Brisbane metropolitan zone established to deal with Covid 19 restrictions.
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.