Second Sandown Success For Maraudamiss
Aug 16, 2017
It was good to see tough mare Maraudamiss back in the winners circle at Sandown on Wednesday, the get back racing style of the six-year-old meaning that she always needs luck.
Aided by a good ride from an in-form Ethan Brown she was able to find the line for the first time since June last year - recording the fifth success of her 20 start career.
"I told Ethan not to be afraid to put her into the race early as she has oodles of stamina," Michael Kent said and his instructions were followed to the letter - Brown allowing Maraudamiss to find her feet initially before sliding forward from the 800m.
Five wide around the turn, Maraudamiss started to chase and from the 100m had her rivals gathered in, her winning margin a determined long neck.
"She had been struggling a bit on the firmer ground so we have been spacing her races," Kent said, adding that he was "disappointed when the track came up good!"
"She was enthusiastic today," Brown said. "She jumped with the field, travelled nicely throughout the run and towed me into the race - that's when I knew she was a real chance."
"She has done a super job to win today on a good 4 considering that she is a wet tracker."
A home-bred for enthusiastic owner Kerry Selleck, Maraudamiss has now won on both Sandown tracks and there could be more to come with a few similar races coming up in the next couple of months.
A daughter of the AJC Derby and Epsom Handicap winner Clangalang, Maraudamiss is one of eight winners produced by the terrific broodmare Umansky who sadly passed away just a couple of months ago.
The city placed three times winner has produced several winners for the stable including the stakes placed metropolitan winners Danestroem (served last spring by Dundeel) and Consorting. Her final foal is the three-year-old Monsauvage, an Elvstroem full brother to Danestroem.
Congrats also to Ethan on a Sandown double on the back of his first Flemington victory aboard Sheer Madness last weekend.