AS Peter Moody was inspecting yearlings in the Hunter Valley, one of his juveniles – Kiss A Rose – made a spectacular debut in
winning the Legatee Eric Baker Plate today Caulfield.
Kiss A Rose, backed from $4 to $3.50 favourite, impressed as she came from the rear of the field at the top of the straight to win drawing
Purchased by Cameron Cook at the Magic Millions sale for $180,000, Kiss A Rose wasn’t paid up for next month’s $2 million Magic Millions
Classic at the Gold Coast.
Kiss A Rose wasn’t pushed from her outside gate and was a conspicuous last at the 500 metre mark, but Luke Nolen said the filly extended
when given her head.
This daughter of Sebring swooped past her rivals to win by one and three-quarter lengths from Patricia Dawn, $6, with a head to Blue Palace,
“She lost her way a little bit, but that was inexperience,” Nolen said.
"She has done a good job, it was a good win.”
Nolen noted that Kiss A Rose had improved from when she trialled at Cranbourne late last month to her Caulfield win .
He added he liked the way she went about her task.