Impressive Victory for Rock My Wand

Tara Madgwick - Wednesday April 1

Newgate Farm’s Wandjina has the favourite for the Group I ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick this Saturday in Golden Slipper place-getter Mamaragan and also had a runaway two year-old winner at Rosehill on Wednesday when Rock My Wand won as she pleased.

The Matthew Smith trained filly had been placed at  her three previous starts in good company including a close third beaten a length and a quarter to subsequent Group III ATC Magic Night Stakes winner Thermosphere.

Wandjina is the sore of Rock My WandWith race fitness and experience on her side, Rock My Wand started favourite and was ridden a positive race by Jason Collett surging forward to stalk the leader and then racing clear to win by four and a half lengths.

A modest $20,000 Inglis Classic purchase for her trainer from the Gainsborough Lodge draft, Rock My Wand runs for a big group of stable clients and has already banked over $50,000 in prizemoney.

Rock My Wand is the third winner from Rose of Montana, a half-sister by More Than Ready (USA) to Group II winner Montana Flyer and full sister to Group II placed Montana Sunset.

She is the 24th winner this season for Wandjina, who has a growing list of smart winners headed by Mamaragan, who won the Group II ATC Skyline Stakes on debut last month before his gallant third in the Golden Slipper.


Race Result - Hyland Race Colours Mdn Hcp 1200m

Rosehill Track: Heavy(9) Time: 1:16.54
Rock My Wand
T: Matthew Smith J: J R Collett 55.5
2f Wandjina (AUS) x Rose Of Montana (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
T: C J Waller J: N Rawiller 57
2c Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Lady Circles (AUS) (Ascot Knight (CAN))
Bella Violet
T: John Thompson J: R Dolan 53.5
2f Foxwedge (AUS) x Lady Belladonna (NZ) (Sir Percy (GB))
Gundy Bridge
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 58
2c I Am Invincible (AUS) x Bareena (AUS) (Filante (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Lindsay Park Racing/Andrew Williams Bloodstock
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 55.5
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Rose Pattern (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
El Buena
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 57
2c Rubick (AUS) x For Lulu (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: Brad Widdup J: J Parr 56.5
2c Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Anevay (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
T: M J Dunn J: A Hyeronimus 57
2c Foxwedge (AUS) x Vecchia Roma (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
War Flag
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 57
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Alice's Smart (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
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