I'm Not Bossy In Charge

Date: 20 Apr 2022

I'm Not Bossy In Charge


I'm Not Bossy (4 m Jimmy Choux - Keffiya, by Cape Cross) provided a memorable result in the $12,000 TRAC Sports Bar Maiden 1400 metres on 20 April at Matamata.

A night beforehand, co-owner Lydia Roseby, daughter of Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM and David Ellis CNZM, gave birth to a little boy. Purchased as a weanling for $600 off Gavelhouse.com, I'm Not Bossy is owned by Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM, Julia-Rose & Hamish Hayes, and Lydia & Jamie Roseby.

“We're all over the moon with the win and given the manner she looks very promising,” said Te Akau principal David Ellis CNZM.

Ridden by Craig Grylls, I'm Not Bossy was slowly away and settled last before improving to eighth on the inner at the 800m. She was able to get across heels 300m out and released with an undeniable finish to win going away by one and three-quarter lengths.

After notable efforts in all three starts this time in, I'm Not Bossy rated a top three prospect  from barrier four and paid $6.60 & $2.20 after running 1400 metres in 1:24.8 on Soft5 footing.

I'm Not Bossy led home a Te Akau trifecta, with Espionage (Savabeel) finishing second and Sternland (Astern) third.

Earlier on the card, Pisco Sour (I Am Invincible) beat Hero Worship (Xtravagant) to provide a quinella for the stable.

“It's been a fantastic comeback for Mark Walker, with seven winners including two Group 1's and a Group 3 this month,” Ellis said.

“He had a pretty good team in today, but these results are still very hard to achieve. You can only do it if you're hands on and you've got a good team of staff around you.

“I'm Not Bossy was bred by Greg Tomlinson (Nearco Stud) and Karyn bought her at an online sale.”

Out of a Cape Cross (Green Desert) mare that won four times at 1600 metres, she is from the family of Te Akau trained Champion Two-Year-Old and triple Group 1 winner Maroofity (Maroof).

“Maroofity was a horse I bought as a yearling at Karaka and was Mark Walker's first Group 1 winner in 2003,” Ellis said.

“He won the Sistema, the Sires' Produce Stakes, which was Lance O'Sullivan's 64thand final Group 1 winner, and then he won the Group 1 Thorndon Mile as a four year old.

“Greg Tomlinson's Nearco Stud is a very good breeder, one of the best in New Zealand, and this family has also produced Hong Kong Champion Miler Beauty Flash.

“He breeds good horses and it's managed by Danny Rolston, who is as capable a bloke as you'd ever meet in the racing world.  It's great to have a good winning mare out of such a nice family.”

I'm Not Bossy was actually named by Karyn after Julia-Rose and Hamish's little girl Lucia-Rose.  Karyn explained:

"We were in the kitchen one day at the farm and I passed the comment to Julia-Rose that Lucia-Rose was a little bit bossy (she was only two at the time).  We thought she was out of ear-shot but she toddled in and proclaimed "I'm Not Bossy" and so the name was chosen.

"Funnily enough we then said maybe you are just "a little bit bossy" so I also named a filly that and A Little Bit Bossy has also been a winner this season! It's been such a special week for our family."

A Maiden winner at Te Aroha, I'm Not Bossy's dam Keffiya went on to win three times at Ellerslie, was placed in the Royal Stakes (Gr. 2, 2000m) and was runner-up in the Listed Rowley Mile at Hawkesbury, NSW.

“It was a nice win today,” Walker said. “She was a fraction slow away, but got a nice run up the rail to get handier.

“I certainly don't think it's her last win, either. She's maturing a bit now and I think she'll get over more distance.

“It's great to have a winner for Karyn and the family ownership group.”

I'm Not Bossy was strapped by Molly Whiteford.


Photo credit - www.raceimages.co.nz


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