Smart Flemington Winner for Rubick

Tara Madgwick - Sunday July 19

Placed at every run he’s had this year, talented Rubick gelding Wilmot Pass scored a well deserved victory at Flemington on Saturday.

Wilmot Pass wins at Flemington - image Brett Holburt / Racing Photos

Trained by Anthony Freedman, Wilmot Pass was having his second run back after a short break and hit the line hard to post a neck win for Jamie Kah.


“He was run off his feet first up and really appreciated the 1200m this time and got the job done well,” said stable representative Steve Adams.

Wilmot Pass was a modest $35,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Edinglassie draft for North South Bloodstock and has been a terrific purchase with three wins and two placings from eight starts producing over $134,000 in prizemoney.

Wilmot Pass is the third winner from stakes-placed Volksraad (GB) mare Manapouri, who is back in foal to Rubick after producing two fillies by another of the young Coolmore sires in Adelaide.

Rubick will finish this season as the leading second crop sire by earnings with his 40 plus winners including Group II winner Rubisaki and stakes-winner Condo’s Express as well as his Everet winner Yes Yes Yes, who will stand alongside his sire at Coolmore this spring.

Rubick stands at a fee of $33,000, while Yes Yes Yes is priced at $38,500.




Race Result - The Melbourne Town Plate 1200m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:10.39
Wilmot Pass
T: Anthony Freedman J: Jamie Kah 56
3g Rubick (AUS) x Manapouri (NZ) (Volksraad (GB))
Rock Prophet
T: R J Besanko J: Lewis German 54
3g Moshe (AUS) x Stiletto Rock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: P Stokes J: Thomas Stockdale 60.5
3g Charm Spirit (IRE) x Bryony (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $280,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Ciaron Maher Bloodstock Pty Ltd
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: L Nolen 56
3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Vivacious Spirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
Proper Rogue
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: D Oliver 56
3g Snitzel (AUS) x Fairly Feline (USA) (Mr. Greeley (USA))
T: Jarrod Robinson J: C Newitt 56
3g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Bikini Dancer (NZ) (Bernardini (USA))
Sea Dragon
T: M C Kent J: Beau Mertens 56
3g Statue Of Liberty (USA) x North Sea (AUS) (Hussonet (USA))
Calypso Reign
T: D R Jolly J: Craig Williams 56
3g Barbados (AUS) x Rainbird Blue (AUS) (Bluebird (USA))
Lucifer's Reward
T: B J McCarthy J: Michael Poy 55
3g Reward For Effort (AUS) x Petite Briefs (AUS) (Brief Truce (USA))
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