No spam ever. Unsubscribe in one click. By submitting your email address, you indicate your consent to receiving email marketing messages from us.

Kiwi filly can take home The Roses

Steve Bennett in News 17 May 2019
  • NZ filly can take out the Doomben Roses
Trainer - Michael Moroney

The Bostonian did it last week in the Doomben 10,000 and on Saturday, Kiwi filly Pinmedown will be out to eclipse that effort by taking out The Roses (2000m) at Doomben.

The Michael Moroney-trained filly has been prepared for the Brisbane Winter Carnival and at this stage is on target for a start in the QLD Oaks (2200m) on June 1 but will have to perform well here to be a chance in the Group One event.

Her preparation has been spot-on with most of her lead-up races in New Zealand being at the top level.

Moroney has spaced the filly’s races well which has resulted in four wins from her past seven starts. 


After winning her maiden in December last year, she took a giant step up in grade just two weeks later where she lined-up in the Group Two Cambridge Stud Classic (1600m) at Ellerslie where she stormed home to win the event in a boilover as a $34 chance.

Three starts later, the Pins filly won the Group Three Sunline Vase (2100m) at Ellerslie before stepping up to Group One level in the NZ Oaks where she found the 2400m a little too much on the day, finishing mid-field.

Pinmedown winning the Group Three Sunline Vase at Ellerslie

She then enjoyed a six-week let-up and returned on fresh legs to beat home a field of three-year-olds over 1600m at Te Rapa.

Moroney has since brought her to Brisbane where she will attempt to become only the third horse to complete The Doomben Roses – QLD Oaks double, along with Caulfield and Melbourne Cup winner Ethereal in 2001 and Scarlet Lady who did the deed in 2011.

Multi-Group winner already, she is currently $14 with Sportsbet and shapes up as great value for the Group Two race.



Upcoming Races

Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Kiwi filly can take home The Roses

The Bostonian did it last week in the Doomben 10,000 and on Saturday, Kiwi filly Pinmedown will be out to eclipse that effort by taking out The Roses (2000m) at Doomben.

Read more »

You have unread messages

You have unread messages