By Brad Gray
Tulip ran out an impressive winner of the Group Two Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill, giving new sire Pierro his first stakes winner.
“She was very impressive today. She just sat midfield and she was three wide no cover and she finished the race off great,” said Ben Hayes who trains in partnership with his father David Hayes and Tom Dabernig.
Tulip really stretched out across the line
Hayes already has Blue Diamond winner and the stable’s top seed Catchy heading towards next week’s Golden Slipper but said they’ll assess how Tulip recovers before backing her up.
“You never know with two year olds can go shinny the next day but the Golden Slipper is an option and also the Sires.”
“It is exciting, we have a great team and it is great to know she handles the wet.”
Kerrin McEvoy added, “I always felt she was the winner once I had that Alizee in my sights. I thought I’m going to get the job done and she was able to do it.”
Limbo Soul was heavily backed again to start $2.60 with TAB but after finding the front comfortably Tim Clark reported that she “never travelled and was beaten a long way from home.”