Graham and Linda Huddy are great supporters of racing both on the track and in after racing life care and particularly with their Peachester Lodge showjumping teams, but their talented capitalist mare Comrade Rosa is set for a career at stud rather than the jump arena after posting her third stakes victory at Doomben on Saturday.
Trained by Tony Gollan, Comrade Rosa took giant strides last preparation when winning the Group II BRC Dane Ripper Stakes and she looks set for another great campaign winning the Listed BRC Tattersalls Classic (1200m) at her second run back from a spell.
Sent out favourite, Comrade Rosa powered to the line to win by a length under Ryan Maloney with better wins in store.
“She was a real flashing red light the other day from a bad alley so we had to cop our medicine, but we got a good one today,” Gollan said.
“It was an 11 out of 10 ride, he put her in the right spot and put her into the race at the right time, the best horse won the race.”
A $100,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Peachester Lodge from the Kitchwin Hills draft, Comrade Rosa seven wins and five placings from 21 starts with prizemoney in excess of $570,000.
Given she is not Magic Millions eligible, Comrade Rosa will be given an easy time over the summer.
“We will give her a light summer, there will probably be one more run and then back off her, she will be pretty busy next year because we want to get her back to the Tatt’s Tiara,” he said.
“Ever since she got up here to Queensland, she has really turned a corner with the sun on her back.”
Comrade Rosa was bred by Kitchwin Hills and is the best of four winners from stakes-winning Redoute’s Choice mare No Looking Back, whose dam Mirror Mirror won the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, a race that was famously taken from No Looking Back on protest.
Comrade Rosa is the third stakes-winner this season for Capitalist, who is the most represented sire at both Magic Millions and Inglis Classic.