Impressive 3yo filly Omega Speedmaster has taken out the Rose Blush Stakes over 8f on turf in stunning fashion going from last to first with a widening margin to the wire.
The daughter of Point of Entry out of the ‘Super’ Racing Operation (Super29) is out of the G3 winning mare Rolex who herself won 2 ungraded stakes on turf at 8f as well as running 2nd in the G2 Roberto Clemente over a mile. Her G3 win came on turf at 6f so she’s well performed from 6-8f in particular and Omega Speedmaster seems to be cut from the same cloth in terms of ability.
As expected Buckley’s Chance put herself into the race running up some impressive early sectionals and pushing the pre race favourite Annabella Lane harder than she would have liked to have gone for the first 4f.
Annabella Lane was one of the first beaten when the pressure came into the race at the 4f mark which will leave her trainer chance2 questioning her mile racing ability. Her form prior was super at sprint distance which is where she’ll likely head next after fading to 4th down the stretch here. Though defeated she has plenty of upside.
Buckley’s Chance took over the running from the 4.5f mark and lead well into the straight until the final 100m giving a very encouraging and promising display for trainer ydracing6 (dingo333) who post race acknowledged GCliffo for his breeding involvement in the filly. Buckley’s Chance kicked hard at the top of the straight and looks set for an exciting racing career at 8f+ blessed with a stack of ability but just running into one better here.
The Secret River at 13/1 ran a huge race and led the rest of the field for the majority of the run before running on solidly to hold 3rd place at the wire. The Secret River made up 2.5L on Buckley’s Chance over the final 2f in what was an encouraging display and will be sure to give her trainer naskippy plenty to smile about. I spoke with naskippy after the race and it was good to hear the result was very pleasing.
Cash Cannon ran 5th behind the fading Annabella Lane, just ahead of King of Rivers T, Manny’s Gal with Redhotshot beaten 23L bringing home the field.
Congratulations to the winning trainer of Omega Speedmaster who was super impressive in winning the Rope Blush, she was 9L last 4f in and showed an explosive turn of foot to rope in the lead with 100m to go before pulling away for a nice margin of just under 2L. She will certainly to be one to watch over the coming months and I suspect being out of the Super franchise will now have the likes of the 1000 guineas races earmarked through Europe as her main aims this preparation.
Good luck to all runners moving forward.