Talented More Than Ready (Southern Halo – Woodman’s Girl, by Woodman) gelding Ready To Rip (More Than Ready – Lady Langham, by Danehill) recorded his second Stakes win this month with his decisive success in Saturday’s Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
Ready To Rip made an immediate impression with his fresh victory in the Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Sprint Final (1200m) before returning to his home track to win the $125,000 Bletchingly Stakes.
Ready To Rip won his second Stakes race in Saturday's Group 3 Bletchingly Stakes. Photo: TurfPress
On-pace runners dominated the event. Ready To Rip followed the early leaders Dusty Star (General Nediym – Forever Midnight, by Snippets) and Zamorar (Scandal Keeper – Chloris, by Scenic) before overpowering the front-runners in the last 50 metres to win by a half-length.
Ready To Rip’s trainer Peter Moody, who also prepared last year’s Bletchingly Stakes winner Mid Summer Music (Oamaru Force – Samsara Lady, by Nassipour, said the stable recruit’s work in the lead-up to the event convinced him the four-year-old had made the necessary improvement to win at Caulfield.
“He’s lifted at weight-for-age. He was second-up, they had him pegged as a little bit of a first-up specialist so he has done a good job,” Moody said.
“He has enjoyed the three weeks (between runs). His gallop Tuesday suggested he had lifted and his performance today showed that.
“He enjoys the sting out of the ground as well. If it stays a little bit damp for August, we should find a nice little race for him there somewhere.”
Ready To Rip is one of 99 individual Stakes winners for the top Vinery Stud stallion More Than Ready. Ready To Rip’s dam Lady Langham (Danehill – Winning Hit, by Shining Finish) foaled a colt by Mossman (Success Express – Lady Lichen, by Twig Moss) in 2010 as well as a filly by Discorsi (Galileo – Express A Smile, by Success Express) in 2011 while the mare is expecting a foal sired by War Chant (Danzig – Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S) later this year.