Bring Me Roses produced an amazing turn of foot to score an easy win in the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) at Flemington on Saturday, October 7.

Back near last in the field of 15 on the home turn, Bring Me Roses ($17) dashed past her rivals over the final 300 metres to win by 2-1/4 lengths from Hiyaam ($21) with the $2.70 favourite Leather ‘n’ Lace, a half-length away third.

Trainer Tony McEvoy said the filly would now contest the Group 2 $300,000 Wakeful Stakes (2000m) at Flemington on November 4 before lining up in the Group 1 Crown Oaks (2500m) at the same course on Thursday, November 9.

McEvoy said he was not surprised by the win.

“On Thursday after she worked at Flemington, I turned to Mick (stable foreman Michael Shepherdson) said with any luck on Saturday she would win,” McEvoy said.

“I told Dennis (owner Dr Dennis O’Brien) that I thought she could win, and I think he thought I was delirious.

“Credit to Dennis, he bred the filly and has given me the time to let her mature into a racehorse.

“She shouldn’t have been a maiden going in to today’s race, but now she is a Group 2 winner and a very valuable filly.”

Winning jockey Luke Currie was in awe of Bring Me Roses.

“Her turn of foot was unbelievable,” Currie said. “She travelled really well and I knew she had something to give when I asked for an effort but she just flew.”

McEvoy said he had always liked Bring Me Roses as a potential black type performer.

“I’ve brought her along quietly and she didn’t race until June and in all her runs she has hit the line strongly.

“Her last Adelaide run in the Morphettville Guineas was very good as she didn’t have much luck and was still able to run second. Her work has continued to improve and today’s win was very special.”


Bring Me Roses sensational

Three-year-old filly's great Group 2 win. 

Another honour for Hey Doc

Group One winner recognised by Timeform. 

Congratulations Kerrin

Kerrin McEvoy has been inducted into South Australia's Hall Of Fame 

Major award for Hey Doc

Group One winner is South Australia's Horse Of The Year 

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