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Yankee Rose impresses ahead of Melbourne Comeback

Jackson Oldham in Latest News 11 Jul 2017
  • Yankee Rose impresses in Doomben Trial 
  • Find out what Group One Yankee Rose will tackle first 

After eight months off the scene due to a bone chip in her knee and tender feet, superstar Filly Yankee Rose has impressed in her first public trial at Doomben. 

We haven’t seen the All American Filly since her failure in the Group One Crown Oaks. Her run was too bad to be true as the $1.90 favourite, finishing 14th, 21 lengths off the winner. A vets examination revealed a bone chip in the knee. 

Before her run in the Oaks, Yankee Rose broke records and had a dream year. Vandyke admitted before he raced the $10,000 filly, he thought “She would struggle to win a Maiden at Gatton.” Yankee Rose didn’t bother with the Gatton Maiden, winning the Group One Inglis Sires (1400m) in the Autumn, before foot issues put her out until the Spring. 

Yankee Rose then made history, becoming the first Filly to win the Group One Spring Champion Stakes (2000m) defeating Swear and giving Dean Yendall his first Group One victory. She then competed in the Cox Plate, running a brave third behind to superstars, Winx and Hartnell.  

Trainer David Vandyke was very pleased with his Group One winning Filly, who is usually a lazy worker. “That is the best trial she has ever put in fresh,” Vandyke told Racing.com

"She has been back for 20 weeks and a lot of people have put in a lot of work to get her to the races," Vandyke said.

“She has been giving me the indication in her trackwork that she has improved this preparation. She was lazy and we put it down to her just switching on when it mattered,” Vandyke said. “Now she is wanting to get the job down and it is encouraging to see.” 

“She did exactly what we wanted.” Vandyke insisted. The plan is now clear for Yankee Rose. She will have one more trial in Brisbane before embarking on Melbourne for more Group One glory. Her first assault will be the first Group One of the season. The Memsie Stakes on September 2 over 1400m at Caulfield.


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Yankee Rose impresses ahead of Melbourne Comeback

After eight months off the scene due to a bone chip in her knee and tender feet, superstar Filly Yankee Rose has impressed in her first public trial at Doomben.

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