16/5/2018 KIWI MARE CHASING FURTHER STAKES SUCCESS
Photo: Ruud Not Too Trish Dunell
Ruud Not Too has settled in well in Queensland and will be given the opportunity to add Australian black type to her record.
The Group Two-winning Bernardini mare will go to auction on May 29, but in the meantime she will have the chance to further boost her value.
The five-year-old showed she was in good shape with a smart trial win over 1000m at Deagon on Tuesday.
“She was ridden by Jim Byrne and she went really well,” trainer Stephen Marsh said.
“She was able to jump well from the inside barrier and go forward to lead. She was taken on in the running, but after travelling well, she quickened nicely in the straight to win comfortably.”
After the trial and on the advice of Byrne, Ruud Not Too has been entered in the Listed Bright Shadow Quality (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday.
“She would need to draw well so fingers crossed.” Marsh said. “She really is loving life over there.”
Ruud Not Too has won six of her 22 starts with her career highlight victory in last season’s Gr.2 Rich Hill Mile (1600m). She also has a runner-up finish in the Gr.2 Eight Carat Classic (1600m) to her credit.
At her most recent appearance, she finished seventh in the Gr.1 New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (1600m).
“We sent her over to Brisbane early to give her a couple of starts before the sale,” Go Racing’s Albert Bosma said. “She is obviously enjoying her winter escape.”
After Wedsneday's barrier draw, Ruud Not Too has drawn barrier 5.
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