Creatineʻs fillies flying

10 October 2023
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Daughters of Creatine starred on both sides of the Tasman last week, with Walkinonsunshine taking out the Southern Trotting Oaks at Invercargill on Friday afternoon and Shes Ruby Roo the Group 2 Need For Speed Princess Final at Melton later that night.

New Zealandʻs best 3-year-old trotting filly, Walkinonshunshine was too strong for her rivals over the 2200m trip.

Caught three-wide early, Walkinonsunshine soon wrested the lead off Aroha Kenny and once in front was never headed, trotting clear in the straight to score by one and a half lengths.

It was her second Oaks victory, having won the Northern Oaks earlier in the season, and her fourth win overall, taking her earnings to $67,200.

The Group 1 Northern Trotting Derby runner-up is out of the dual gaited Falcon Seelster mare Blackjacky.  

In the $50,000 Need For Speed Princess Final, Shes Ruby Roo downed the hotpot Rockinwithattitude, with the Jess Tubbs trained Creatine filly launching three wide late and sprinting home stoutly to nab the NSW Derby and Oaks winner on the line, rating a slick 1:56.1 for the mile.

Second in the Listed Nutrien Equine Classic Final in August, Shes Ruby Roo has now won five races and $68,986 in stakes.

Bred by Benstud Standardbreds, Shes Ruby Roo is the first foal from the Down Under Muscles mare Princess Ruth, a half-sister to the multiple Group 1 winning juvenile filly Princess Phoenix.

Other daughters of Creatine to win in the last week were Virginia Clowers, who won the Need For Speed Consolation Final in 1:58.1 at Melton, the Group 1 placed Albizia, who notched up her fifth win from nine starts at Menangle on Tuesday, and Sweet Olivia who claimed her second win of the season at Alexandra Park on Friday.

Creatine is currently second on the New Zealand 4YO Trotting Sires Premiership and third on the 3YO Trotting Sires Table.