The Matriarch – Grade I
1 Mile Turf Stake Purse $300.000 Filly & Mare 3 Year Olds And Up.
1st Rule Of Law, trained by Hambletonian Stable
Running her 13th race of the season and winning her first grade one and seventh race of the year she is a lesson to us all about the resilience of our digital charges. Travelling in midpack she picked up the leaders nicely to go away to win by three quarters of a length in a very reasonable time. It seems the three year old’s arent finished winning yet and this was the sort of performance that had top four year old written all over it.
2nd Broken Chai, trained by Mb Stables
Stalking the lead she kept on gamely for second but was no match for the winner in the end. A fast worker she is clearly just as at home over the mile as a sprint trip and that will help her going forward into a four year old career.
3rd Sassy One, trained by D J C Racing Stables
Kept on well for third after a busy season she too looks the sort to train on.
4th Mo Ki Missy, trained by Spankys Barn
Moved up like the winner but couldnt see through her challenge and like one or two of the older fillies in this race may have already had her best days.