Rose Of Scotland Wins Tassie Magic Millions

Classy Stratum filly Rose of Scotland will head to Adelaide following her brilliant run away win in today’s $102,075 Shaw Magic Millions Tasmanian 2YO Classic (1200m) at Mowbray in Launceston.

In ending the unbeaten run of last start stakes winner Strike the Tiger, Rose of Scotland delighted her big team of owners when she speared away from her rivals under star local rider Stephen Maskiell.

At the post the $6.50 second favourite held a three and a quarter length margin over Strike the Tiger ($1.20 fav), while Royal Miswaki ($35.70) was another neck back in third place.

It is the second time in her short career that the Charlie Goggin trained Rose of Scotland has made the headlines.

She was the first winning for star Magic Millions graduate, the Golden Slipper winner Stratum when successful at the track in December.

The filly is turning into a great money spinner for her connections considering she was purchased for just $47,500 form last year’s Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale at Morphettville.

She was purchased by Prime Thoroughbreds’ Joe O’Neill from the draft of the Toole family’s Kambula Stud.

“I told Charlie I would buy him a nice filly,” O’Neill said.

“And she fitted the bill – she was a really nice filly and I didn’t expect to be able to afford her.”

“But I was lucky to get her and this is just great to win such a race as this – a major thrill for everyone involved.”

“Provided she pulls up well she will be going to Adelaide for the Magic Millions (2YO Classic) there.”

Maskiell told connections everything went to plan during the race and that his mount was very strong to the line.

The win gave buyers a timely reminder of the quality ready made racehorses on offer at the annual Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale.

Magic Millions Managing Director David Chester, on hand to congratulate the winning connections, said the race provided a great boost to the rich and exclusive Magic Millions Race Series.

“The Magic Millions race series is a great national success story,” Chester said.

“Here’s a horse who was bred in New South Wales, sold in Queensland as a weanling, then re-offered and sold in Adelaide as a yearling who’s winning our big race in Tasmania.”

Rose of Scotland is one of two winners from his dam, the lightly raced and placed Encosta de Lago mare Ares de Lago.

Further back hers is the family of Thousand Guineas and Queen of the Turf Stakes winner Mnemosyne