Charge Forward Keeps On Keeping On

Mark Smith - Sunday March 31

Daughters of Charge Forward are highly prized at stud so was easy to understand the delight of trainer Will Clarken when the four-year-old mare Everyday Lady opened her stakes account in Saturday's Listed Manihi Classic (1100m) at Morphettville.

In a race of high drama, Beau Mertens guided Everyday Lady to a one and three-quarter length win over Fancy Rumble (Reward For Effort) with Mica Lil (Testa Rossa) a half-neck back in third.

"She's going to be worth a big quid now and she is a lovely mare," Clarken said.

"Sometimes the racing Gods smile on you and that's what happened today.

"The favourite went off in the gates and the two went silly in front and I knew my horse would be fit.

"Great ride by Beau, he put her in the right spot and took the race by the scruff of the neck

"I'm just so proud of the horse because she has had a few little issues, we've straightened them out and with Aquis on board now and the others owners who have been great – so it's big thanks for them and hope she can keep rolling over the carnival."

Purchased by Proven Thoroughbreds/Steve O'Dea for $100,000 out of the Arrowfield stud draft at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Everyday Lady advances her record to 4 wins, 3 seconds and 4 thirds from 14 starts with earnings of $146,340.

She is the best of four winners from as many to race out of the unraced Redoute's Choice mare Any Other Day who is a half-sister to Group III winners Phantom Thief and Saturday Fever as well as to the dam of Horse Of The Year Weekend Hussler.

Kooringal Stud purchased Any Other Day from Arrowfield Stud for $16,000 at last year's Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.

She was carrying a colt foal by Real Impact (JPN), which looked good buying considering a full sister made $120,000 to the bid of Blandford Bloodstock at this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

After foaling her Real Impact (JPN) colt, Any Other Day was bred back to Magic Albert.

Everyday Lady becomes the 17th stakes-winner for Murrulla Stud's Charge Forward (image Mark Smith ) who covered 67 mares last spring at a fee of $8,800.

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