Another Dollar adds a Listed win to her pedigree. Photo: Bradleyphotos.com.au
She will already command interest at the upcoming broodmare sale but Another Dollar’s price tag has gone up with her Listed Gosford Gold Cup (2000m) win.
The 2000m-race was part of the provincial program transferred to Randwick on Saturday amid COVID-19 restrictions and protocols.
Chris Waller trains the mare and has a vested interest as one of her part-owners.
“She is in the mares’ sale coming up at the Magic Millions soon so she might be someone else’s after that but her price tag might be a bit better for the owners,” Waller said.
“She has been a pretty handy horse.
“She ran second in a Queensland Oaks (Gr.1, 2400m) then she just struggled on wet tracks but she’s finding some form.
“With the sale being a bit later this year she will probably have another run or two providing the tracks stay good.”
The Listed Lord Mayor’s Cup (2000m) on May 30 at Rosehill will be her next start with Brisbane also on the agenda.
“She had three Group seconds last time she went up there so she could go there for sure,” Waller said.
“There aren’t the same options up there this year but she could.”
The Matthew Smith-trained Ilwendo ($12) took the lead from the outset and it took Another Dollar ($15) to catch him on the line and win by a long head with Glen Boss riding hard.
“It was a good race to watch and well done to Racing NSW, not only for keeping racing going responsibly but moving some of these provincial Cups to places like Randwick where accessibility is a bit easier and thanks to the Gosford Club for putting the race on,” Waller said.
Another of the mare’s part-owners, Frank Cook, said it was a thrill to see her win a stakes race.
“She has been a wonderful mare. She always put in,” Cook said.
“It was good to see her finally win a stakes race rather than just get beaten in a photo.
“Any Wish, her half-sister, won her maiden earlier this week so this is very exciting.”
A daughter of Waikato Stud stallion Ocean Park, Another Dollar was bred by the leading New Zealand farm and was purchased by her trainer as a yearling in Australia for A$190,000.
The five-year-old mare has won four of her 24 starts with placings in the Gr.1 Queensland Oaks (2400m), Gr.2 The Roses (2000m), Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1630m), and Gr.3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup (1500m).