ONEMORENOMORE filly Onemorezeta lifted herself off the canvas to notch her sire’s first stakes-win when she took out the Listed VRC Gucci Stakes (1100m) on the Flemington under card on Thursday.
Onemorezeta became the 5th first crop winner for her sire Onemorenomore this week when claiming her third straight victory after consecutive wins at Muswellbrook and Warwick Farm earlier this preparation.
The Kris Lees trained filly proving herself to be more than capable of matching of it with some of the nation’s speediest fillies scoring in a time of 1:03.61s with a scintillating last 600m sectional timed in 34.6.
Hall of Fame jockey Damien Oliver was full of praise for Onemorezeta and her effort to dig deep and monster Eloping out the prize when it mattered most.
“She’s a brave little filly,” Oliver said, ”that Eloping is very hard to get past but she managed to wear her down. She’s still a little bit wayward but it’s very early in her career but I think she’s got a bright future.”
Incredibly, this time a month ago, Onemorezeta’s record was as a Muswellbrook maiden winner and a ‘DNF” at Cessnock on debut when she dumped her rider Dale Spriggs when a warm favourite.
“She’s come a long way in a short time, she’s a real improving filly and there is a lot of upside still in her,” Lees said.
“She was very green in her last win at Warwick farm which is also a risk bringing her down the straight but that’s why you put D. Oliver on I suppose.”
Onemorezeta’s win is a milestone moment in the career of Group 1 winning Vinery resident Onemorenomore whose stocks look set to soar in coming days and weeks.
The stallion’s crack W.A three-year-old Tonto’s ambitious summer campaign is about to hot up when he tackles tomorrow’s Listed WATC Fairetha Stakes (1400m) at Ascot.
The Lou Luciani-trained gelding has so far won four of his six starts including his two runs this time in.
Tonto’s immediate goal is the Group 2 WATC W.A Guineas (1600m) on November 22 but is also nominated for the Group 1 $507,000 WATC Kingston Town Classic of 6 December.
Meanwhile across the Tasman, $250,000 Karaka yearling (2012) Purcentage is a likely starter in next week’s prestigious Group 1 NZ 1000 Guineas.
The Graham Richardson trained filly was easy 3.5-lens debut winner at Avondale and finished with s stakesplaicng next time out n the Courtesy Ford Ryder Stakes (1200m) at Otaki.