Proper winner of $100,000 Inglis Bonus in Melbourne
14th Jul 2012
Stratum filly Proper Madam (pictured as yearling) put in an impressive last-to-first performance in the Inglis Bonus Handicap over 1200m at Caulfield on Saturday, netting a lucrative $100,000 Inglis Race Series Bonus for her connections.
After settling at the tail of the field the Jason Warren trained youngster unleashed a strong run from the 600m mark under Craig Newitt to record a three-quarter of a length victory over White House and Grand Daughter, which were also eligible for the Inglis Bonus having been purchased from an Inglis Select Yearling Sale and paid up into the $5million Inglis Race Series.
Bred by Bill Duncan Bloodstock & Widden Stud Australia, Proper Madam ($35,000 2011 Premier, 2f Stratum-Ultravase) was purchased by Jason Warren Racing from the draft of Widden Stud at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale.
Warren was obviously very pleased with today’s valuable win, with the filly earning more than four times her purchase price in one foul swoop for her owners; M J Saadie, Mrs J M Saadie, A G Saadie, J R Coventry, D J Coventry, P Lakiss, J A Saadie & Miss R Abou-Khalil.
"I couldn't be any happier for the owners. We've picked up a nice bonus here today,” Warren said after the race.
"Michael Sadie and I picked out this race about a month ago, we planned to get here second-up and it's good that the plan has come off.
"We'll take her to Sydney now for the Inglis race up there,” Warren indicated.
Another $100,000 Inglis Bonus will be paid by Inglis to connections of the winner of the Benchmark 75 Handicap for three-year-olds over 1200m at Canterbury on 4 August 2012 should the victor be nominated to the Inglis Race Series. Like today’s event a win in the Sydney race could return at windfall of more than $140,000 to some lucky connections.
Entries into the $5million Inglis Race Series for yearlings sold or passed in at 2012 Inglis Select Yearling Sales close on 31 July 2012.
INGLIS RACE SERIES – UPCOMING RACES
$100,000 BONUS – 3YO BM 75 Hcp, 1200m – Canterbury NSW, 4 August 2012
$50,000 BONUS – 3YO BM 65 Hcp, 1600m – Gosford NSW, 21 October 2012
$250,000 – 2YO Inglis Banner, 1000m – Moonee Valley VIC, 27 October 2012
$100,000 – 3YO Inglis Trophy (0-82), 1400m – Sale VIC, 28 October 2012
$100,000 BONUS -3YO BM 75 Hcp, 1500m – Rosehill NSW, 24 November 2012