Invincible Filly Wins Wellington Boot

2017-03-13T08:42:57+00:00 March 13th, 2017|

One a weekend when I Am Invincible posted his 100th winner of the season, I Am Invincible filly Lucy Rose scored a bold front running win in the $100,000 Wellington Boot on Sunday. Trained at Queanbeyan by Joe Cleary, Lucy Rose was a winner on debut at Canberra last year and was then sixth when resuming from a spell in a strong race at Canberra won by subsequent Group II winner Gunnison. She made light work of her outside gate to take the lead for Matthew Cahill and was too strong to the line in winning the 1100 metre dash by three-quarters of a length, staying out of all the trouble that unfolded behind her. The first incident occurred shortly after the start when Dragoneight began to pigroot and buck itself out of contention and then Shudabeen decided to start bucking and dumped Winona Costin on her back before Harmonic Lass suffered a fatal breakdown passing the 700m. “Joe (Cleary) wanted me to ride her aggressively and go forward from the barrier, he said she was very fit and we went quick,” Cahill said. “We got there pretty easily and then backed off a bit before the turn. The last 100(m) she was probably feeling it a bit but she’d done enough.” Bred and sold by Bowness Stud, Lucy Rose was a $50,000 Magic Millions Yearling Sale purchase for her trainer and is a half-sister to Singapore stakes-winner Royal Smile and is the fourth and final winner from Lucy’s Loot , who died in 2014.