Group One Goals for Widden Sold Filly
Darby Racing paid just $10,000 to secure Yankee Rose from the Widden Stud draft at the 2015 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and have a rising star on their hands after the exciting filly kept her unbeaten record intact with a stylish win in the $150,000 Golden Gift at Rosehill on Saturday.
The David Vandyke trained filly flew home to win the 1100 metre dash by half a neck and has now won over $177,000 in winning each of her two starts.
The $3.5 million Group I ATC Golden Slipper (1200m) on March 19 next year is now the primary target.
“I’m still coming to grips with that performance and the fact that we have a runner in the Golden Slipper,” Vandyke said.
“I know this filly will get over further. The Champagne Stakes (1600m) is actually the race I had tagged for her long term but to see her finish like that over 1100 (metres), she’s quality.
“She’s very exciting and the thing she has got going for her is she’s tough, real tough.
“She’ll go out on Monday for a nice six-week break and she’s going to mature, she’s only 445kg at the moment.”
“I thought she would probably be in the paddock after her second trial but the horse tells you and she’s just very exciting. Next preparation she will improve lengths.”
By All American from Condesaar, Yankee Rose will seek to follow in the footsteps of other Inglis Classic / Widden Stud sold Group I stars such as Triple Honour, Whobegotyou and Typhoon Zed.