A World of Hope for promising filly - Watch!

Jan 21, 2016

It's been a frustrating couple of months for 888 Racing with a number of city placing's and a handful of breaks not going our way when needed. One of those hard luck stories was WORLD OF HOPE when on debut at Kyneton on the 22nd December. The daughter of Spinning World is held in high regard by trainer Dean Binaisse and she went to the races off the back of some solid trackwork and private trials at home. After missing the start by 3L and being posted 4-wide the entirety around the tight Kyneton circuit the speedy filly went down by a short half-head in a race she clearly should've won.

The luck changed at Sale just on a week ago when World of Hope stepped out for her second career start. Lining up against a much stronger maiden field and one that wouldn't have looked out of place at a Sandown mid-week meeting, this talented filly flew the gates for Stephen Baster to land on the speed after just a furlong. From there Stephen controlled the race and whilst the heavily backed favourite loomed up at the 300m 'Hope' was packing too much firepower and she held on for a hard fought but comfortable win.

'Dean wanted me to ride her with a sit if possible, however she just began so brilliantly I let her roll forward where she was comfortable' Said Baster after the race.

'Dean has a high opinion of her and I think he's right, she is still learning her craft and put away a good field out there today. There is plenty of upside'.

World of Hope is now preparing for a possible trip to headquarters next weekend where she may get her first look at the famous and somewhat daunting Flemington straight.

'I have nominated her for Flemington next week, but we'll just see how she works on Tuesday before deciding'. Said Dean from his Mornington Stables.

'There are plenty of nice $30,000 races going around at the moment and she got the class to step straight in to 64 Grade and be winning. Flemington will be a big ask be she might be up to that also so we'll just wait and see'.

Regardless of where she goes next Hope is sure to be competitive and looks to have the class to work through the grades to a much better class of racing.

Watch her replay below.

Well done to all the owners! Onwards and upwards.