Dubleanny confirmed her status as one of most talented young gallopers in the powerful Mick Price stable with a dominant win in the $70,000 Long Tan Handicap (1200m) at Flemington on Sunday.
Price said the Dubleo filly had always shown good ability and has won the first of what he thinks will be a number of city events.
Not everything went according to plan in the race for Dubleanny as she was held up behind runners until very late in the race.
But able to get a tight opening between runners, Dubleanny powered through, reeled in the leaders and then stretch the margin to a long neck.
“She’s a pretty good filly,” Price said. “She has taken a little bit of time to mature – she’s been shinny a few times.”
“I’m happy with her. She should have a good prep – she has always shown good ability.”
“I think she’s a sprinter over 1200 or 1400 metres and I’m going to keep her fresh and keep the weight on her.”
Winning rider Jason Maskiell was impressed with the performance of the Dubleo filly when she found space over the concluding stages.
“We were just at the point when we wanted to go, we were just held up. I had to wait for the gap and it was a very tight gap – but to her credit she really went through it.”
“All her work and that has been fantastic and we’ve always had a nice opinion of her.”
“It’s really nice to come out here and show how good she is,” the boom apprentice added.
Dubleanny, a $65,000 purchase for Vinery Stud from the draft of Murrulla Stud at the 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale, is the winner of two races from just four starts.
The filly, like Sunday’s impressive VRC St Leger winner Exceptionally, was also sold at the 2007 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale – for $34,000 from the draft of Torryburn Stud.
And the weanling half brother to Dubleanny, by exciting first season sire Casino Prince, is set to go under the hammer at next month’s Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.
A member of the quality draft from Patinack Farm, the filly is the latest product of the 100 per cent winner getter Uncanny Lady.
The colt is catalogued as lot 403 and is one of 10 weanlings in the sale by Casino Prince and one of 42 consigned by Patinack Farm.