Intheskyrocket is Bred to Win
Three-year-old American Ideal filly Intheskyrocket is bred to be a good winner. She is closely related to former star mare Innocent Eyes, who amassed $421,875 in prizemoney from 18 wins and 17 placings from 62 starts.
Intheskyrocket, prepared by leading trainers Greg and Skye Bond and driven by star reinsman Ryan Warwick, was an effortless all-the-way winner in the 2130m Break Down The Stigma Of Mental Health Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
Favourite at $1.10, Intheskyrocket was able to dawdle through the lead time in 39.8sec. and the opening quarters of the final mile in 32.2sec. and 30.8sec. before sprinting over the final 400m sections in 28.4sec. and 28.1sec. She scored by 5m from $41 outsider Shes All Star, who enjoyed a perfect run behind the pacemaker throughout.
Intheskyrocket’s maternal granddam Cerebrano produced 11 winners, including the brilliant Innocent Eyes, whose victories included four at Group 1 level the Victoria and Australian Oaks at Moonee Valley in July 2005, the Chariots of Fire at Harold Park in January 2006 and the Vicbred Super series for four-year-old mares at Moonee Valley in April 2006.
Intheskyrocket, purchased for $25,000 at the 2018 Perth APG yearling sale, has had 25 starts for nine wins, five placings and stakes of $70,603.
Her win on Friday night completed a double for the Bonds and Warwick, who were successful earlier in the program with The Buckeye Bullet in the Vale Spiro Mallis Pace over 2130m.
The New Zealand-bred The Buckeye Bullet, favourite at $2.90, finished powerfully from sixth at the bell to hit the front at the 300m mark on his way to winning by three and a half lengths from Captain Mannering. The Buckeye Bullet is sure to improve on his impressive record of 21 starts for 12 wins, six placings and $81,060 in prizemoney.