Clarry Connors-trained filly Invest has produced an excellent finish to win the Group 3 2012 Roses at Doomben today.
Ridden by Peter Mertens, the talented filly was held mid-field for the majority of the race but found an opening at the top of the straight and was able to streak away to beat Miss Artistic and Scorpio Queen.
It marks the second straight victory for the daughter od Dehere who last month won the Group 1 Schweppes Oaks at Morphetville.
Trainer Connors was full of praise for the horse after race and said she had really enjoyed the Queensland conditions.
“It was a pretty courageous win really…she’s bloomed up here, we’re tickled pick with her,” Connors said.
Connors confirmed she was in ideal shape for her next target which is the Group 1 Queensland Oaks on June 2.
“That one should just top her right off, we always thought she’d stay,” Connors said.
“She’ll bloom now.”
Talented New Zealand Oaks winner Miss Artistic got in a good position early and ran strongly to finish second, justifying her position as one of the early Oaks favourites.
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The Roses 2012 – Results
|1||2||INVEST||Clarry Conners||Peter Mertens||4||56.5kg||$7|
|2||4||MISS ARTISTIC (NZ)||Shaune Ritchie||Chris Munce||7||56.5kg||$6|
|3||6||SCORPIO QUEEN||Chris Waller||Nash Rawiller||10||56.5kg||$7.50|
|4||9||QUINTESSENTIAL (NZ)||John Sargent||Damian Browne||13||56.5kg||$13|
|5||11||VITTORIA (NZ)||Michael Kent||Opie Bosson||9||56.5kg||$21|
|6||5||ANGEL OF MERCY||Gerald Ryan||Corey Brown||15||56.5kg||$4.60F|
|7||7||PRETTY PINS (NZ)||John P Thompson||Michael Cahill||8||56.5kg||$13|
|8||13||ROCKSAN||Toby Edmonds||Jeff Lloyd||2||56.5kg||$21|
|9||10||ANGELUS||Peter Snowden||Kerrin McEvoy||3||56.5kg||$6|
|10||14||TYCOON’S HEART||David Kelly||Brad Stewart||16||56.5kg||$101|
|11||1||DOWAGER QUEEN (NZ)||Lee Freedman & Graeme Rogerson||Glyn Schofield||5||56.5kg||$21|
|12||15||URBAN ROCKER||Chris Waller||Damien Oliver||6||56.5kg||$26|
|13||12||SECRET GARDEN||Paul Nolan (Jnr)||Grant Cooksley||1||56.5kg||$19|
|14||8||GOLDSLICK||Liam Birchley||Paul Hammersley||11||56.5kg||$41|
|15||3||PLAYTIME||Todd Austin||Jason Taylor||12||56.5kg||$61|
|16||16||ANAGOLD||Bryan Guy||Jim Byrne||14||56.5kg||$51|