Maraudamiss Up The Rails

Jul 01, 2016

The 1800m looked a little bit short for Maraudamiss at Sandown on Wednesday but Mick's track walking skills came to the fore when he noticed that whilst many jockeys were heading out wide in search of better going, the rails was fine!

And so that is where Maraudamiss headed, eased back from her wide gate by Brad Rawiller, given plenty of time to find her feet. Saving so much ground turning that she was able to hit the lead by the 350m, she just kept going - racing away to an impressive 3 1/2 length victory.

It was the fourth success from just 12 starts for the consistent mare and her first at metropolitan level with Mick pleased that she has broke through in town.

"It was really important for her owners that she win in the city," he said, noting that the home-bred for Kerry Selleck is a half-sister to two black-type performers in Danestroem and Consorting, making her a lovely future broodmare prospect.

The stable had three runners at the meeting, all went to the rails and all finished in the first three. "The track had been rolled and I thought it was better near the fence so we were happy to go there," Mick said.

A 2040m race at Moonee Valley on July 13 was earmarked for Maraudamiss with this 1800m contest looking a great lead-up. Her win is a bonus!

And the best is still to come - "I think she will get better as she gets older and up over a bit more ground," Mick said.

Brad Rawiller was happy to listen to the riding instructions but admitted to being a little concerned being so far back during the early stages. "I thought we may have been too much out of ground but fortunately the speed was genuine and she just extended."