Ready To Rip (More Than Ready – Lady Langham, by Danehill) became the 99th Stakes winner for Vinery Stud resident More Than Ready (Southern Halo – Woodman’s Girl, by Woodman) in Saturday’s Listed All Victorian Sprint Series Final (1200m) at Flemington.
Ready To Rip moved south to the Peter Moody stable after starting his career with Sunshine Coast trainer Andrew Williamson. The four-year-old had a comfortable trip behind the leaders before grinding home once clear to win by a short-head, giving his trainer Peter Moody his 200th win for the season.
Ready To Rip joined the likes of Dreamaway (More Than Ready – Legal Consent, by Danehill), Perfectly Ready (More Than Ready – Elle Duccio, by Danehill) and Benicio (More Than Ready – Mannington, by Danehill) as Stakes winners bred on the More Than Ready/Danehill cross.
Moody praised Ready To Rip’s ability to handle the testing Flemington straight track strongly at his first attempt as well as the rising five-year-old’s businesslike approach to his racing.
“He’s a tradesman, he hasn’t shown us anything brilliant at home, he goes about his work professionally and he’s done a good job first time up the straight here,” Moody said.
Ready To Rip is a graduate of Baramul Stud draft at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. The Gerry Harvey-bred gelding cost his owners $55,000 but has returned more than $300,000 in prizemoney in 18 starts.