Trainer Toby Edmonds was pleasantly surprised with his debut winner Plucky Girl at Coffs Harbour on Friday.
Plucky Girl did it at both ends to score by three lengths in the Reliance Worldwide Hcp (1007m) clocking a quick 58.10s. “She went super,” Edmonds said. “Luke (Rolls) had to kick up to keep the lead and then she raced away at the furlong.”
The 3yo daughter of Vinery sire Pluck (USA) started a $3 favourite after a couple of placings in barrier trials at the Gold Coast. “She’s being going all right at home but nothing like today. She obviously reserves her best for race day.
Plucky Girl is a homebred for Darwin-based entrepreneur John ‘Foxy’ Robinson and was educated by Peter Robl at Randwick before transferring to the Gold Coast. “She’s still new and will obviously keep improving,” Edmonds explained. “We will go into a Class 1 next start and then take it from there.”
Robinson raced her dam Logan’s Choice (Redoute’s Choice) to wins at Canterbury (2) and Randwick. He also owns her first foal Brown Coal (Big Brown) who was placed in last year’s Darwin Guineas and NT Derby.
Second dam De Soubre (Dehere) is a half-sister to Champion Australian 3YO Naturalism.
Edmonds completed a double for Vinery sires on Friday when his Casino Prince mare Flaming Aces won the Spring Flying at Coffs. Pluck is a son of More Than Ready and stands for a $9,900 (inc gst) fee at Vinery.