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McEvoy Mitchell RacingLatest News Rose blooms at Ballarat

Rose blooms at Ballarat

Talented mare Rose Tycoon was in full bloom on the Ballarat Synthetic on Friday, June 23.

The Tony & Calvin McEvoy-trained mare settled midfield before bursting between runners in the home straight to win the Hygain Winners Choice Benchmark 64 Handicap (1200m).

Ridden by Harry Coffey, Rose Tycoon ($5) dashed away to win easily by 3-1/2 lengths from Cover Star ($8.50) with Arizona Dreaming ($10), 1-1/2 lengths away third.

It was the five-year-old mare’s third win from just 14 starts, with six placings.

After jumping well, Rose Tycoon travelled nicely to the turn before Coffey asked her to improve.

She was able to take a run one off the fence, and once through, sprinted powerfully to win easily.

Trainer Calvin McEvoy admitted he had made a mistake with Rose Tycoon’s last run failure at Bendigo on Sunday.

“I’ve got to blame myself,” McEvoy said.

“I buggered up running on a heavy track, I thought she would handle it, but she didn’t, she just never went a yard.

“Johnny Allen (jockey) protected her well on Sunday and we haven’t done a lot with her over the last four or five days.

“She was super today.

“When Harry came out pre-race, I asked him how he was going to win being buried back on the fence.

“I said don’t worry, be patient and ride for luck and it eventuated for us.

“A shout out to Peter Orrico and Guy Donnelly, a couple of really good clients of ours who are in this horse.

“I was pleased how she came through Sunday’s run, it is not something we do often, but back onto this firm ground, that was closer to her best.”

Winning jockey Harry Coffey was impressed with Rose Tycoon’s finishing burst.

“You should never shy away from her draw of gate one, you generally always get an economical run,” Coffey said.

“Especially when the trainers want to ride for luck and if you don’t get it, don’t stress.

“I was able to go out there and ride her in a manner which suited her, that allowed us to show her good turn of foot.

“We had a lovely run throughout, she travelled well and got the job done.

“The race worked out like it was set up for me, they all just all kept moving out of my way.

“She quickened well and went away from them nicely.

“A win like that will fill her up with confidence and hopefully she can now go on with it.”