REMLAPS ANGEL justified both her $1.20 starting price and the stable’s high opinion of her with a dominant display at Ipswich on Sunday.
The filly had taken huge improvement since her previous start at Doomben last September, and promptly bolted in by four lengths in the Maiden Handicap (1100m).
James Orman took luck out of the equation by taking the daughter of Hellbent straight to the front, and once she lengthened her stride in the straight it was all over bar the shouting.
Whilst the filly understandably took some time post-race to recover from her exertions, not least given the high temperatures, David was delighted with the manner of her performance and the progress she has made in recent months.
“It was a very dominant win,” said David.
“It was a very hot day so it took her a while to recover from the race, but she still seemed in a good headspace. It was nice to see the work we’ve done with her since her last race really pay off.
“Even though her head was up a little bit, she wasn’t charging too much and she stayed in a nice comfortable rhythm. The key is to allow her to use her high cruising speed to her advantage.
“I think we’ll take our time to go back to the races, so her next start won’t be for another three to four weeks. It was very pleasing to get her first win under the belt, she’s a lovely filly and it’s exciting moving forward.”
The victory was testament to the patience shown by her ownership group which includes Aramco Racing, who had a weekend to remember with a very nice winner at Flemington on Saturday.
Congratulations to the Aramco team and their fellow owners: Mystery Downs, Mrs C M Cook, Mr P M Hodgens, Mr W A Palmer, Mr T N Lawler, Mrs W M Palmer, Mr B R Palmer, Mr N G Palmer and Dr C G Lawler.