Miss Rose De Lago has justified her clear favouritism at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon; completing an impressive start-to-finish performance to post a commanding success in the Group 3 Ladies’ Day Vase (1600m).
Jumping from the gates well, leading Kiwi hoop Opie Bosson allowed Miss Rose De Lago to stride forward and take up the running early in the 2015 Ladies’ Day Vase alongside the likes of Alleyoop and Kayjay’s Joy; setting a reasonable tempo over the back straight and approaching the bend.
Rounding onto the final straight clear of the field and with a clear racing line, Miss Rose De Lago immediately responded when asked for an extra effort by Bosson; producing a monumental turn of foot to win the race by three lengths from Into The Mist and Amarela.
Trainer Danny O’Brien was pleased with Miss Rose De Lago’s performance for success in the 2015 Ladies’ Day Vase and revealed the Group 1 Myer Classic (1600m) on Derby Day will likely figure as her major target.
“She did win first-up over 1200m but we probably haven’t had her in the right race until today,” O’Brien said.
“She’s a really strong mile mare and she unbeaten at the distance since we’ve had her.
“She’s an Encosta and he’s obviously a great stallion, but we’ve found with them they get better as they get to five and even six. Being patient with them, there’s always good improvement in them.
“We’ve kept her lightly-raced over spring to possibly go back (to Perth) for the Railway (Stakes), but the obvious race to run her in before then is the Myer.”
Bosson delivered a typically polished performance aboard Miss Rose De Lago for success in the 2015 Ladies’ Day Vase and revealed it was almost all smooth sailing for the mare towards the impressive win.
“Last start she just played up in the barrier a little bit and missed it half a length but today she jumped well,” Bosson said after dismounting.
“She raced a little bit keen and I thought she might have been going a bit quick but she turned well underneath me and won quite easily there.
“She ran to the turn really nice and as soon as a gave her a clip she quickened really nicely for me.”
In taking out the 2015 Ladies’ Day Vase, Miss Rose De Lago has now posted an impressive seven wins and six minors through 23 career starts.
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