Four Win Saturday - She's Outrageous Indeed

Date: 30 Apr 2023

Four Win Saturday - She's Outrageous Indeed


Riding like a well-oiled machine, Opie Bosson enabled She's Outrageous (4 m Reliable Man - She's Insatiable, by Ustinov) victory in the $30,000 Maneline Cambridge Rating 1600 metres on Saturday at Te Rapa.


Mirroring his exhibition aboard stable-mate Aromatic (Sacred Falls) to win the Travis Stakes (Gr. 2, 2000m) in the preceding race, providing trainer Mark Walker with his 35th stakes win this season, Bosson was again faultless.

Far from plain sailing, after being squeezed out to clear last at the start, Bosson kept pinching runs near the rail on She's Outrageous before eventually angling clear in the straight and she lifted appreciably to defy the gallant grey Lingjun Xiongfeng (The Factor).

Bosson performed a similar feat in February at Te Rapa, after combining with stable-mate and Champion Three-Year-Old Imperatriz (I Am Invincible) to win the BCD Group Sprint (Gr. 1, 1400m) he then obliged aboard stable-mate It's Business Time (Turn Me Loose) in the next event. 

There is no doubting the prowess of Bosson - record-holder of Group One wins (91) in New Zealand - but his confidence and ability to ride winners immediately following victories at the ultimate level is uncanny. 

A promising mare, She's Outrageous is bred and owned by Gerard Peterson, and raced in conjunction with owners Grant Smith, Chris Talbot, Bruce Page, Tony Edwards, Grayham Jennings, Garry Bluett, John Bowring, Ash Dann and Brad Peterson.

She flew home to win her Maiden over 1600 metres in October at Matamata, spelled after contesting a couple of Dunstan Feeds Championship Staying qualifiers, and looked good since returning.

She hit the line okay when resuming in the Rating 65 1400 metres on 29 March at Matamata, and without much room in the Rating 1600 metres on 14 April at Awapuni, before winning third-up.

On Soft5 footing, she ran 1600 metres in 1:37.4, last 600m in 36, and held steady in betting to pay $8.50 & $2.90.

“I actually thought 1600 metres might be a bit too short for her, but she got a lovely run through and another outstanding ride by Opie,” Walker said.

“The little bit of jar out of the track helps her, as well, and Ashley (Handley) is doing a great job managing the horses at the Main Stable. 

“The horses there have had a really good season. She's proved herself travelling with horses like Probabeel in Australia, and a great asset to the staff.”

Sporting a cross of legendary sires Northern Dancer, Mill Reef, and Mr. Prospector, her dam, She's Insatiable, won the time-honoured Metropolitan Trophy (Listed, 2500m) among six victories and included thirds in the Wellington Cup (Gr. 2, 2400m) and New Zealand Cup (Gr. 3, 3200m). 

It was a fitting end to another excellent day for the stable in New Zealand. In addition to three winners, The Mighty Spar (Savabeel) finished strongly for second in the Rating 75 2400 metres, last start winners Accidental Tourist (Telperion) and Fellini (Belardo) filled third and fourth, respectively, in the 3YO 1600 metres, Petrucci (I Am Invincible) ran a great race for second in the Cambridge Breeders' Stakes (Gr. 3, 1200m), and last start course/distance winner Aotea Lad (Savabeel) raced very well again for second in the Open 1400 metres. 

Te Akau Singapore stable then took up where New Zealand left off, with 2YO Rhett Butler scoring decisively on debut for Fortuna Racing.

She's Outrageous was strapped by Ashley Handley. 



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