2019 Inglis Classic Sale Purchase, 'Role Play' Secures Her Maiden Win at Moruya
Aug 19, 2020
Our bargain 2019 Inglis Classic Sale purchase, 'Role Play' (Headwater x Real Pleasure (Octagonal)) has broken her maiden win in impressive fashion after she took out race 2 being the 1310 metre SW Maiden race in heavy track conditions at Moruya on 16 August 2020. 'Happy' jumped from barrier 7, with jockey, Winona Costin taking the ride.
Happy jumped well from the gates, but, due to some early speed on up front, WInona was happy to guide her to the rear of the pack to enable 'Happy' to get into a comfortable rhythm during the run. Happy did find herself three wide for a fair portion of the trip but she did have cover and looked to be travelling nicely.
Upon approaching the home turn, at about the 600 metre mark, Winona asked Happy to commence her run around the outside of the pack, and she responded nicely, moving up quickly to the front runners of the pack.
Into the home straight, she was the widest runner, right down the outside of the track. Winona was able to balance her up and asked her to go again and Happy seemed to take off like a little rocket, bolting home down the outside for a well-deserved win over One Man Band (Not a Single Doubt) in 2nd and Think Rush (So You Think) in 3rd.
Thanks to Winona for a smart and patient ride.
It's certainly very nice to see Happy break her maiden so quickly. We've seen a great will to learn the art of racing from this filly and are excited to see where she can go with her racing career. She has a massive heart and always gives 120% in every run and in day to day work.
Myself and the other owner, Jess Wilson are thrilled with the win!
Photo courtesy of Bradley Photos.