Rubisaki winning at Flemington (Image: Racing Photos)
Successful syndicator Joe O'Neil has raced many nice horses over many years but he believes emerging filly Rubisaki could be the best yet.
The daughter of Rubick turned heads at Flemington on Saturday with a dominant win in the Gippsland Region Handicap (1400m), sprinting powerfully from midfield to defeat The Astrologist and Hi Stranger by more than two lengths.
WATCH: Jye McNeil rides Rubisaki to victory at Flemington
O'Neil, who purchased the half-sister to his Magic Millions Classic winner Zizzis for $85,000 at the Inglis Classic Sale and races her with Patrick Payne under his Prime Thoroughbreds banner, believes Rubisaki is a Stakes winner in the making.
The Listed Taj Rossi Series Final (1600m) at Flemington next month shapes as the final run of her two-year-old campaign, while the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) and the $1 million Bondi Stakes (1600m) shape as potential options in the spring.
"She's a ripper, isn't she," O'Neil said.
"I've had good fillies like Hidden Wonder, Unabated, Flying Jess and Hijack Hussy but I think this one is probably better than them.
"There's a mile race for two-year-olds on Finals Day so we might go there before we tip her out.
"She's a spring horse, she might be a Thousand Guineas horse.
"And Mr V'landys has put on a million-dollar race over a mile for three-year-olds at Randwick on Cox Plate Day, which could be an option."
Bendigo trainer Shane Fliedner said Hi Stranger could also head to the Taj Rossi Series Final next, while St Edward's Crown would likely be sent for a break.