12/11/2020 First for Worthy Cause
Ain’t She Lovely (2 f ex Backpacker Express by Big Brown) took out a 1100-metre maiden at Ipswich yesterday to provide first-season sire Worthy Cause (Choisir) his maiden winner with just his second runner. The John Zielke-trained Ain’t She Lovely, bred by Dovedeen Stud, had finished unplaced in her first two starts but was nothing short of impressive yesterday. Sent off a $4.40 chance under Georgina Cartwright, the filly made all and quickened nicely in the straight to defeat Portobello Road (Dream Ahead) by one and three-quarter lengths, with Air Force Rocket (Air Force Blue) finishing four lengths behind the winner in third. The Group 3-winning Worthy Cause stands at Clear Mountain Fairview Stud for a fee of $5,500 (inc. GST) in 2020. His only other runner to date, Star Twinkle, finished unplaced at Toowoomba in September and has not been seen since.