Kiwi-bred mare Tralee Rose (NZ) (Tavistock) will be aimed at feature staying races after her runaway seven length victory in the Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m), which was the biggest win in that race this century.
Symon Wilde said he hadn’t trained a horse with the staying capabilities of the lightly raced mare and he wasn’t surprised by how she handled her first assignment at 2800 metres in the Listed race where she led home a New Zealand-bred trifecta.
“I’ve never seen one with a tank like hers. She’ll stay all day,” Wilde said. “I think in springtime we’re going to see a really good horse.”
Wilde said he would aim Tralee Rose at either the Adelaide Cup in March or the Andrew Ramsden Stakes at Flemington in May.
“She’s only going to get better. She’s still a bit of a developing mare,” he said.
Her jockey Craig Williams positioned Tralee Rose in third placing and always had the race under control.
Williams was impressed by the win and said there would be exciting times ahead for the Wilde stable with her.
“At the moment the line has a very big peak on it and she’ s not near the top of that,” Williams said.
“Symon Wilde and his team are very realistic and don’t put expectations on the horse and are just letting the horse race into her form.”
Tralee Rose ($2.80 fav) defeated Sin To Win (NZ) (Sir Percy) by seven lengths with Saint Eustace (NZ) (Tavistock) ($13) 1 1/4 lengths away third.
The daughter of Tavistock was purchased as a yearling by bloodstock agent Cameron Cooke with Wilde out of Cambridge Stud’s 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock draft for $50,000. -AAP