MORNINGTON-based racehorse trainer David Brideoake unveiled an exciting three-year-old filly on the Pakenham synthetic on Tuesday 4 August.
Donning the Group One-winning purple and blue checked silks, Jenni’s Rainbow settled quietly at the rear of the field before searching for a run at the top of the straight. She wasn’t able to gain clear running until the 250m mark but once she straightened up, the daughter of More Than Ready steamed home in the fastest last 200m of the day (11.00 seconds) to land a convincing three-length victory.
With the Spring just on the horizon, trainer David Brideoake said he’ll still be taking it one step at a time.
“We will see where it takes her,” Brideoake said post-race. “She’s still a work in progress. She’s still green and learning, but it’s all in front of her now.”
“You have got to get things started now because in the next couple of months there are some good fillies’ races and hopefully she will stand up for them.”
Jockey Ethan Brown said he was really happy with how the filly relaxed in the run.
“She’s a strong filly with a really good brain,” Brown said. “From the wide gate we thought there was no point being posted wide in a speed battle, so she relaxed lovely. I thought the pick-up and go to the post was very good. It’s a nice animal, nice individual and it’s a fantastic way to start a filly’s career.”
Jenni’s Rainbow holds a nomination for the Group One Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield in October.