Bound For Earth has produced an upset win in the 2013 Furious Stakes at Royal Randwick Racecourse today.
The three-year-old scored a winning head bob on the line to secure her first Group 2 victory in the Furious Stakes ahead of heavily backed favourite Guelph.
Bound For Earth has now won two of her four race starts and has earned more than $150,000 in prize money.
Her most recent result was a third in the Group 2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes behind Zoustar in May, after which she was sent for a winter spell.
Bound For Earth was paying long odds of $19 to win the 2013 Furious Stakes at Ladbrokes.com.au.
Trainer John O’Shea revealed that the stable had always expected big things from Bound To Earth.
“We’ve always had a nice opinion of her,” O’Shea said.
“She trialled very well last Friday.
“She’s just been a delight all along.
“It’s a nice win.
“It’s great to be back on a good surface too.
“I think when she gets to her mile she’ll be at her best.”
O’Shea also expressed his thanks to jockey Nicholas Hall for his ride in the 2013 Furious Stakes.
“I love to put Nic on when the opportunity presents itself,” the trainer said.
Hall admitted that he also had a big opinion of Bound For Earth, who appears likely to feature in some of the top races this spring.
“It’s no surprise,” Hall said.
“Geez there’s some improvement.”
“She dug deep and I think she’ll come on from that. So (it’s) something to look forward to that’s for sure.”
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2013 Furious Stakes Race Results & Finishing Order
|1||9||BOUND FOR EARTH||John O’Shea||Nicholas Hall||–||4||56kg||$19|
|2||1||GUELPH||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||0.1L||9||56kg||$1.65F|
|3||3||THUMP||John P Thompson||Jim Cassidy||0.3L||6||56kg||$8|
|4||8||SHAHAD||Gai Waterhouse||Blake Shinn||1.3L||5||56kg||$18|
|5||5||ROMANTIC MOON||John O’Shea||Peter Robl||3.8L||1||56kg||$12|
|6||7||DREAM FORWARD||Darren Smith||Christian Reith||4.2L||10||56kg||$15|
|7||6||GREYTFILLY||Gai Waterhouse||Nathan Berry||4.6L||2||56kg||$21|
|8||11||FOREVER LOVED (NZ)||Gai Waterhouse||Tim Clark||4.9L||7||56kg||$16|
|9||10||TULLA TOUCH||David Vandyke||Michael Cahill||6.4L||3||56kg||$31|
|10||2||TWILIGHT ROYALE||Bjorn Baker||Hugh Bowman||6.6L||8||56kg||$15|