Moonee Valley Win For Russian Ruby

Nov 12, 2016

Russian Ruby broke her maiden in style at Moonee Valley on Friday night in the Fisher & Paykel Maiden Plate over 1200m with Remi Tremsal on board.

Russian Ruby jumped away well and settled second behind the runaway leader, Drogonbite. As they rounded the turn in the 1200m dash, Russian Ruby reeled in the tiring Dragonbite and ran away from the rest of the field with Zaaresque finishing second, a length and half away.

Trainer Dean Binaisse was excited with the win saying “it was a great win for the owners and to do it Friday night here at the Valley is all the more enjoyable for them.”

“The owners have been very unlucky with this mare as she has finished second five times and third three times as well so I’m glad they got to taste a win.”

Winning jockey, Remi Tremsal, has had plenty to do with Russian Ruby as the main track work rider at 888 Racing, so it was only fitting he be on board for the win.

“She’s always been around the mark and it took so long for her to put it all together but she gave me the feel that she has started to understand what we have wanted from her and I reckon she picked the right night,” he said after the race.

“Early days she was a bit timid and always found a way to find one better than her, shying, or putting herself in an awkward spot, but this prep I think she’s really turned it around.”

Russian Ruby is a four-year-old mare by Shaft and is out of the Singspiel mare, Russian Babe. She is a half sister to the two time Group 3 and Listed placed filly, Soviet Secret. Russian Ruby now has an overall record of one win, five seconds and three thirds from 22 starts.

She was a $30,000 purchase by 888 Racing from the 2014 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.