Two for two for our filly Blackfriars filly Blackwood, taking her prize money and bonuses to $90,300.
News Story from Perth Racing
Blackwood remains undefeated, in what appears to be another talented two-year old in the Fred Kersley stable, as apprentice Lucy Warwick rode a perfect race to win the Budget Minibus Rental Plate.
Kept off the fence by Warwick, Blackwood eased into one-out-one-back position and patiently restrained the Blackfriars filly until the straight presented, fighting off You’re A Rum’in who appeared to have momentum.
After a win on debut at the start of April, Blackwood always looked likely to handle the step up to 1400 metres here today, but her finish would suggest she thrived.
You’re A Rum’in for Steve Wolfe looked to make it back to back wins after a breakthrough maiden victory last start at Pinjarra, and despite missing the start today, loomed as a probable winner. But Blackwood held on with strength, extended the margin and again past the line to win in 1.26.90 and by 1.25 lengths.