Good things come in small packages as diminutive filly Orbity (NZ) proved at Awapuni on Saturday.
While she wouldn’t win any beauty contests, the Cambridge youngster is all business on the racetrack and she proved to be a class above her rivals in the LR Ryder Stakes. “She’s got a big heart and does everything professionally,” jockey Matt Cameron said. “She jumps and puts herself in the races and then finishes off.”
Orbity (2f Magic Albert – Jane Jetson by Jetball) has relished the rain-affected going this preparation to win at Rotorua, Ruakaka and Te Awamutu before rounding off a lucrative juvenile campaign with a three-length black type victory.
Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, she sat close to the pace and put the race beyond doubt early in the straight with a turn of foot that took her clear of Weregoingtogetcha (Testa Rossa) and Fascination Street (Elusive City).
Orbity is a homebred for the Morton family who also raced Group 1 star Nom Du Jeu (Australian Derby) with Baker. She is the 17th stakes winner for Magic Albert (Zeditave) who stands at Yarraman Park Stud for a fee of $19,250 (inc gst).
Her dam Jane Jetson has also foaled Brisbane black-type sprinter Meet George (Rock of Cashel ) and her latest foal is a filly by Nom du Jeu.