Maraudamiss Relishes Heavy

Mar 21, 2016

With her half-sister Danestroem having won a couple of races on heavy tracks, there was an air of confidence that Maraudamiss would also be at home on the going but it could not be foreseen just how much she'd love it!

Relishing every metre of the demanding surface at Yarra Valley on Sunday, the lightly raced up-and-comer was up in class and distance but so impressive had she been breaking her maiden at her previous outing that she was sent out a hot odds-on favourite.

Patiently steered by Dwayne Dunn, the daughter of Clangalang sat last for much of the journey, improving from the 800m, cruising up to the leader with 600m to go and racing away in the straight - her winning margin a stunning nine lengths!

Described by Michael Kent as "a lovely mare with a good temperament," Maraudamiss is a home-bred for Kerry Selleck who purchased her dam, the Umatilla mare Umansky, out of a paddock ten years ago.

And she has been enjoying cheering on her talented progeny ever since, admitting that she is not backwards in celebrating her success!

"When one of my horses wins watch out," she laughed, "I go at a million miles an hour and people better get out of my way!"