More Than Ready’s hugely talented sprinter Samareadyexploded back to her best at Group 1 level in Melbourne on Friday night.
Samaready ($150,000 2011 Easter, 4m More Than Ready-Samar)was having just her second start since an extended injury forced layoff, but showed she was back to her explosive best when romping away to a stunning four length victory in the Group 1 MVRC Moir Stakes over 1200m on Friday night.
Replay of the Group 1 MVRC Moir Stakes can be viewed HERE
The victory was the daughter or More Than Ready’s second success at Group 1 level having taken out the MRC Blue Diamond Stakes as a juvenile last year.
Samaready’s trainer Mick Price and her owners, managed by Vinery Stud’s Peter Orton, have shown plenty of patience in getting the mare back to her best following an injury to her hindquarter as a three-year-old.
“I thought it was a really brave, valiant win from the mare. She has come back as a four-year-old and with her runs spaced she will be back here for the Manikato,” said Price.
The Moir victory took Samaready’s racetrack earnings to $1,584,800, a fantastic return on the $150,000 paid by her owners at the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, where she was offered by breeder Gerry Harvey amongst Vinery Stud’s draft.
Vinery Stud’s manager Peter Orton loved the filly, compelling together the current group of owners to race the filly; Vinery Stud (Mgr:P Orton), Greenwich Stud (Mgr:G Perry), Echo Beach Bloodstock (Mgr:A Green), Newstead (Mgr:N Gibson) & Encompass Bloodstock (Mgr:S McCann).
With six wins from just eight career starts the four-year-old is only lightly raced and regular jockey has no doubts there is more to come from Samaready.
“She has been a very good filly and mare to me. She was pretty arrogant tonight, she won with a lot in hand,” said jockey Craig Newitt.
“She just travelled beautifully. I just had to give her clear room and when I asked her, she exploded,” Newitt declared.
He said he knew after her work on Monday that she was “ready to explode”.
“It was the best feeling she’s given me in a long time.
“To come away and win with that arrogance, she’s something special.”
Samaready is now likely to aim at the Group 1 double of the Manikato Stakes on October 25 and the Patinack Classic on November 9 at Flemington.