CAULFIELD trainer Henry Dwyer has every right to be excited about the prospects of Rumble Doll, after the filly's smart 1100m benchmark 64 win at Bendigo on Wednesday.
The three-year-old beat a quality field, headed by the James Cummings-trained Varda, who had to settle for second place for the third time in five career starts.
While Varda, already a race winner, and the Brent Stanley-trained Truffle House, who followed up a debut win with a close-up fourth, both look destined for bright futures, nothing could take away from the performance and determination of Rumble Doll.
The Street Boss filly scored career win number two at start number five and left winning jockey Georgina Cartwright adamant there was plenty in store for the Dwyer-trained galloper.
"She did a really good job today; she beat a really nice horse (Varda)," she told broadcaster Racing.com
"Everything panned out, she jumped out strong and put herself (out) there and travelled really nicely.
Talented filly Rumble Doll fought hard to score at @_BendigoJC. She has won two and placed in another two from five starts for trainer @henrydwyer. Her dam Can She Play (Choisir) is in foal to @Spendthrift_au's Overshare.@vicbreeders@TDNAusNZ@email@example.com/xHJEzzCoLn— Spendthrift Aus (@Spendthrift_au) October 9, 2019
"She didn't want to overdo it, she relaxes well and was pretty strong at the end.
"She has got a lot of improvement in her."
Jamie Kah took the riding honours for the day with an early double, with wins for John Sadler aboard the highly-touted debutant Beekeeper, and Tony and Calvin McEvoy with In Heart's Wake.
Sadler was confident enough to brand Beekeeper a 'horse of the future'.
"(The owners) have waited a long time for this fellow, and we've liked him all the way through, but he's been very immature and is still six months away (from his best)" he said.
"His first jump-out was really good, his second jump-out was terrible, but he was a bit crood for a couple of days after that.
"If you could just put that aside and go on that first jump out.
"He has worked with some nice horses at home and he is a nice horse of the future."
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