Ken Casellas | Photo: Hamilton Content Creators
Consistent filly Three Rumours, who was convincingly beaten by Sahara Storm a fortnight earlier, turned the tables on her rival in emphatic fashion in the 2130m Bringing Home The Bacon Pace for three-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The New Zealand-bred Three Rumours, trained in Busselton by Barry Howlett and driven with great confidence by Chris Lewis, was second fancy at $4.30, and she gave her supporters little cause for concern when she set the pace and sprinted over the final 800m in 56.3sec. to win by five and a half lengths from the $2.45 favourite Sahara Storm.
Three Rumours, who has done all her racing in Western Australia, has had ten starts for three wins, five seconds and a third placing for stakes of $32,554.
She is by Mach Three and is the third foal out of the unraced Bettors Delight mare Boom Time Baby, whose dam This Time Franco was a smart performer, earning $249,151 from ten wins and 11 placings from 36 starts.
As a two and three-year-old in New Zealand in the early 1990s This Time Franco won one group 1 classic event and two group 2 features.