The feature two-year-old event at Redcliffe is fast becoming a race of domination. And leading the charge is gifted harness racing horseperson Kylie Rasmussen.
Rasmussen steered talented filly Mathilda Diventa to victory in the Gr.2 $60,000 Garrards Redcliffe Yearling Sale Series No.6 Final defeating Rockstar Rikki and Irockymyworld.
It was the third time Rasmussen has won the feature event following her success with Cha Ching Chaching and Couldntresist.
The victory also provided Club Patron Chris Garrard and his family double celebration, not only is he the major sponsor of the event, he also shares ownership of the winner with his son Daren and friend Steve Hawkins.
“This is a great thrill to win this race, both Daren and Steve are very excited and we can’t thank Kylie and Darren (Weeks – trainer) enough. This is a wonderful concept and it continues to evolve each year and I’m proud to be associated with it, credit to Kerry (Ebert – Club President) and his committee.” Garrard said.
Two years ago, the Garrard family raced Couldntresist with Kylie Rasmussen.
As for the breeders, Burwood Stud, it was their fourth success in the feature with Cha Ching Chaching, Couldntresist, Designer Style and now Mathilda Diventa.
Stud principal Noel Denning and his wife Christine were both on hand last night to witness the victory.
Mathilda Diventa is a filly by Cammibest out of the Holmes Hanover mare Holme Call and ranks as a younger half-sister to Couldntresist.
Burwood Stud also bred the third placegetter Irockmyworld, a younger half-brother to another former winner in Cha Ching Chaching.
“To win this race four years in a row is quite amazing, we’re very proud of the fact that we continue to produce quality racehorses who can win major races like this.” Denning said.
Mathilda Diventa led throughout in the 1780m event before cruising clear over the concluding stages to win by 10m in a time of 2;00.0 with Rockstar Rikki battling hard after racing without cover while Irockmyworld also fought gamely to hold third.
The Darren Weeks trained filly will now start in a heat of the $35,000 QBRED Breeders Classic at Albion Park next Friday night.
The $20,000 Comfort Inn & Suites Northgate Redcliffe Derby was dominated by brilliant colt Bling It On.
The highly decorated colt eased back to last soon after the start before making a midrace move to find the lead, it quickly became a procession there after.
Bling It On defeated Raring To Go and Max Richter by over 21m in a race record time of 1;58.3 for the 2280m event.
The American Ideal colt finished off in 28 seconds with winning driver Luke McCarthy barely moving.
Trainer Belinda McCarthy is now setting Bling It On for the Gold Coast/Queensland Derby double next month.
Bling It On is raced by Harvey Kaplan, the estate of Kaye Kilgour, Sammy Kilgour, Peter & Zilla O’Shea and Alan Fairley.
by Chris Barsby