VINERY’S relationship with the time-honoured VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes added another chapter last weekend when Myboycharlie filly Jameka added her name to an illustrious honour roll.
Vinery Stud is home to two VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winners; Testa Rossa (1999) and All Too Hard (2012) – who towelled-up his opponents by 4-lens.
Jameka was a very impressive, on-pace winner of the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on Saturday and trainer Ciaron Maher said she could go to the second-leg of the Sydney 2YO Triple Crown at Randwick on April 4.
The Victorian filly could become the third Group 1 winner by Vinery sire Myboycharlie in the last twelve months when she takes on Australia’s best two year-olds in the G1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Jameka (2f Myboycharlie – Mine Game by General Nediym) started favourite and relished the step up to 1400 metres while resisting the challenge of Lazumba at the clock tower. Jockey Nicholas Hall was to utilise Jameka’s natural pace to cross over and take up the running and was virtually never headed from that point going onto a commanding 1-lens win in the $202,000 feature.
“She will either go to Sydney for the Sires’ or go out for a spell,” Maher said. “She’s very strong with a lovely big action and will be even better out to a mile into the spring.”
Bred by Gilgai Farm – the home of Black Caviar – Jameka cost Maher $130,000 at the 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale. She is from a Melbourne winning half-sister to G1 Canterbury Guineas winner Jymcarew.
Myboycharlie made an impact in both hemispheres last year with Group 1 winning fillies Peggy Jean (ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes) and Euro Charline (Beverley D. Stakes).
Peggy Jean never saw daylight in the G2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington on Saturday and she will return home for autumn goals in either the Queen Of The Turf Stakes or Arrowfield Sprint at Randwick on April 11.
Euro Charline will fly out from England to the Gulf next Saturday (March 21), a week before the G1 Dubai Turf at Meydan. She created a favourable impression when going a sharp mile for Ryan Moore at Chelmsford City on Wednesday evening.
Trainer Marco Botti was clearly very satisfied. “That went to plan. I couldn’t be happier and thought she quickened up well. It’s a big ask after such a long break – but in my opinion she looks stronger this year.”
Myboycharlie is a Top 10 stallion on the Australian third-season premiership with the winners of 36 races and $924,435 this season. Brisbane filly Blueberry Hill had opened his juvenile account at Doomben on February 28.