Rubisaki Takes Another Step Towards Bigger Goals

Tara Madgwick - Saturday January 11

The colours of astute syndicator Joe O’Neill’s Prime Thoroughbreds were carried to victory in impressive fashion at Flemington on Saturday by progressive Rubick filly Rubisaki, whose half-brother will be offered by Edinburgh Park at Magic Millions on Sunday.

Rubisaki - image Grant CourtneyTrained by Patrick Payne and ridden by Jye McNeil, Rubisaki relished the step out to 1400 metres to score a half length win as a hot favourite.

Rubisaki showed her quality last preparation when second in a Listed race at Flemington and has the overall record of four wins and two seconds from six starts with prizemoney in excess of $269,000.

“She’s a horse for the future. I just let her relax where she was comfortable and then we saw that great turn of foot she has,” said Jye McNeil.

“She’s been dominant at her first two wins back this campaign and there’s still improvement in her.”

An $85,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Prime Thoroughbreds from the Edinburgh Park draft, Rubisaki was bred by Ian Smith and is the fourth winner from four foals to race from Senro Kisaki, a Sydney metropolitan winner by Danehill Dancer (IRE).

Edinburgh Park will offer a half-brother by Sizzling to Rubisaki as Lot 980 at the Magic Millions 2020 on Sunday and Senro Kisaki produced a colt last year by So You Think.

Half-brother to Rubisaki will sell at Magic Millions on Sunday

Rubick has had a great season and is the leading Australian second crop sire by earnings with Everest winner Yes Yes Yes his star performer.



Race Result - The Roof Garden (Bm78) 1400m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:24.05
T: Patrick Payne J: Jye McNeil 59.5
3f Rubick (AUS) x Senro Kisaki (AUS) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
T: M A Kavanagh J: D Yendall 56
3c Excelebration (IRE) x Lost In Paradise (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
Hi Stranger
T: S Fliedner J: Damien Thornton 55.5
3g Zoffany (IRE) x Luxury Suite (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
T: M D Moroney J: Michael Poy 58
3g Rubick (AUS) x Euro Chic (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
T: M Price & M Kent Jnr J: Teodore Nugent 56
3c Deep Field (AUS) x Scorpio Queen (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
Wild Choice
T: Richard Laming J: Ms L J Meech 54.5
3g Shamexpress (NZ) x Exquisite Choice (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: T & C McEvoy J: Regan Bayliss 54.5
3g Fighting Sun (AUS) x Miss Whytwokay (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
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