Top class filly Market Ruler has scored a career best win in this afternoon’s Listed Beaufine Stakes (1000m).
Market Ruler was on the quick back up following her third placing to Don’t Fuss last Saturday, which trainer Simon Miller had done with her successfully last campaign.
The scratching of Misty Metal earlier this morning made the Universal Ruler filly’s task of taking out the $100,000 event.
Market Ruler was made to earn the victory though, as jockey Chris Parnham was forced to settle three-wide on the speed outside Captain Stirling and Durendal.
Two of the more fancied runners Rock Magic and Electric Light settled at the tail of the six horse field.
Captain Stirling established a handy break inside the final 200m, but Market Ruler dug deep to wear down the Albany galloper and score a comfortable 1 ½ length victory.
Electric Light and Rock Magic finished second and third respectively.
The win took Market Ruler’s record to eight wins from 17 starts and her prizemoney to more than $620,000.
It was the first time Parnham had teamed up with Market Ruler in a race.
The only previous time he rode the three-year-old was in her first trial in October 2017.
Parnham said he was proud with how the filly dug in over the closing stages.
“She was always travelling well, so I was always confident,” he said.
“You can’t panic when you’re in that sort of position.
“The speed wasn’t too fast so that probably helped and she was too good.”
Miller said he would likely start the filly in the Listed H.G. Bolton Sprint (1200m) in a fortnight.
Meanwhile, trainer Lindsey Smith has scored a race-to-race double in the final two races of the day, with Eye Art and Great Again scoring strong wins.
Great Again defeated a star-studded field headlined by boom three-year-olds Flirtini and The Velvet King, who finished second and fourth respectively.