STAR filly Samaready lost no admirers despite just missing out on adding the Golden Slipper to her Blue Diamond Stakes win when she finished third in the world’s richest 2YO race on Saturday at Rosehill.

The daughter of More Than Ready unleashed her not trademark barnstorming finish in the straight to finish third behind Pierro and Snitzerland in the $3.5m feature.

“That is nearly the best run of her career, actually. Considering the circumstances, I would have to say it is her best,” Samaready’s jockey Craig Newitt said.

“She was pretty average in the gates today and half-missed the start, which put us behind the eight ball.

“I was probably two pairs further back than I wanted to be with six ordinary horses in front of me while the leaders were getting it soft.

“I just got held up and, on straightening, I was up to seven lengths off them and got beaten two. She would have had to break the sound barrier to catch them.”


The filly will now be spelled having won 4 of 5 starts and $1.2 in prizemoney.

Samaready is owned by Vinery Stud (and partners) and was snapped up for $150,000 at the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Buyers have plenty of opportunities to find their own Samaready or More Joyous at the 2012 sale which begins in Sydney tomorrow.