Another Exciting 3YO for Rubick

Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 14

Just a week after Rubisaki posted her first Group II victory in the VRC Kewney Stakes, her sire Rubick was back in the frame with another bright prospect after Excess Funds completed a long-term plan for his young trainer Levi Kavanagh when winning the $500,000 Inglis Dash (1100m) at Caulfield.

Excess Funds wins the $500,000 Inglis Dash - image Racing PhotosRidden to perfection by champion jockey Hugh Bowman, Excess Funds made it two wins from three starts this preparation with a dominant victory in the feature sprint.

Kavanagh purchased Excess Funds for $85,000 at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale, where he was offered by Moobi Farm.

“It’s not often a plan comes off but I targeted this race a long way out and it worked out perfectly today,’’ Kavanagh said.

“A big thanks to the team back home, it’s a huge boost to the stable.

“We’ve got a lot of friends and family and good clients involved so it’s great for everybody.

“I wanted to have him ready for this race and now we’ll probably head to Adelaide for the carnival, there’s some nice 3YO stakes races there.”

Already stakes-placed, Excess Funds has won three of nine starts earning over $360,000 in prizemoney.

He is the best of two winners from Save a Penny, an Exceed and Excel metro winner from the family of US Group I winners Groovy and Boston Harbor.

Rubick also posted a new stakes horse earlier in the day at Caulfield when two year old Masseuse ran a brave second in the Listed MRC Redoute’s Choice Stakes (1000m).

The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace trained filly has now had two starts for two seconds so a win cannot be far away.



Race Result - Inglis Dash 1100m

Caulfield Track: Good(4) Time: 1:03.27
Excess Funds
T: Levi Kavanagh J: J Bowman 57
3g Rubick (AUS) x Save A Penny (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: P & P Snowden J: Damian Lane 56.5
3f Snitzel (AUS) x The Darling One (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: Craig Williams 55
3f Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Pardon (USA) (Elusive Quality (USA))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: L Nolen 57
3g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Vivacious Spirit (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M Zahra 57
3g Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Sell In May (NZ) (Starcraft (NZ))
MM Perth Yearling Sale Book 1 $70,000
V:Gold Front Thoroughbreds Gingin WA
B: Slade Bloodstock
Sartorial Splendor
T: J D Sadler J: Jamie Kah 59.5
3c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Personal Ensign (AUS) (Rubiton (AUS))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: W Pike 55
3f Zoustar (AUS) x On A Given Day (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Ms L J Meech 55
3f Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Cincture (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: D Oliver 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Lady Sayyida (NZ) (Iffraaj (GB))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 55
3f Unencumbered (AUS) x Maybe I (AUS) (Red Ransom (USA))
Ocean Drive
T: Shay Keating J: Dean Holland 55
3f Reward For Effort (AUS) x Blue Light (AUS) (Lago Delight (AUS))
Born A Warrior
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: D Dunn 57
3c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Soorena (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
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