Good looking three year-old gelding Robrick has broken his maiden in unique style by scoring a dominant victory at a Saturday Flemington meeting.
Having just his third start, Robrick never looked like being beaten over the Flemington 1400m course when afforded a picture perfect ride by star Jockey Damien Lane.
Robrick debuted at Sale last month when runner up behind the boom Peter Moody filly Mollyknickers, a subsequent Saturday Caulfield winner who looks destined for black type.
Trainer Mick Price an Michael Kent Jnr then threw Robrick in the deep end searching for a maiden win in Saturday metro grade at Caulfield. Finishing 8th on that occasion, Robrick was all it sea in behind the pack before closing off well enough to be beaten 3.1 len.
With the addition of blinkers, Robrick was again thrown into strong company at Flemington for his third start, his distance upped from 1200m to 1400m.
Of the three 1410m races run on the day, Robrick ran the fastest time of 1:22.77 , ahead of the more experienced Starlight Scope 1:23.59 and Edison 1:22.86, both in much higher benchmark grade.
Robrick was purchased by OnTrack CEO Grant Morgan from the 2022 Inglis Classic Sale for $220,000 from the Valiant Stud draft.
The Inglis Classic sale continues to be a happy hunting ground for Morgan. He secured champion colt Brazen Beau and top race filly Savanna Amour out of the same ring.
“Robrick really had the x-factor for me as a yearling. I kept going back and looking at him and watched other people inspect him,” said Grant Morgan.
“I didn’t go to the sale expecting to pay so much for a second season Invader yearling, but that was the opinion I had of him on type.”
“They tell me Robrick is the third most expensive Invader yearling sold. I loved his female pedigree and him as a type. They were the key selling points for me,” said Morgan.
Congratulations to the Robrick Ownership group:
Mr S G Mauger, Mr P C McClintock, Mr R J Lawlor, Dr D A Worthley, Mr M C Power, Mr V G Harink, Mr D J McHugh, Mr D J Bates, Mrs M D Bates, Mr D Moretti, Mr K J Gordon, Mr G F Townsend, Mr A Grigg, Mr C W McFarlane, Mr B Lawlor, DEANMEYER (M Ostermeyer & A Dean) & OnTrack Dorotea Synd: M W Dunn, S E Harris, G A Logan, D J Slater & J E Van Steenis.