Promising filly BETTER GET SET continued a hot run of form for Proven Thoroughbreds and trainer Steven O’Dea with a strong win at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.
In what was our third winner for the weekend and 15th since the season renewed on August 1, BETTER GET SET collected a healthy $24,400 for saluting in the 1000m QTIS 3YO Maiden.
The daughter of top Queensland sire BETTER THAN READY was ridden a treat by apprentice Justin Huxtable, settling just behind the speed before taking a split in the straight and racing clear to score by a length.
It should be recognised that Huxtable has been riding in terrific form over the last four weeks with nine winners for a strike rate of 22 percent.
“BETTER GET SET’s performance on Sunday vindicated the high opinion Steve O’Dea has had of her since she was an early 2YO.” – Jamie Walter
Sunday’s result was made sweeter by the fact that Proven purchased BETTER GET SET’s full-brother earlier this year – the BETTER THAN READY x RIDOLFI (FASTNET ROCK) colt (pictured below).
Shares are still available in this colt with prices starting at $2,500 + GST for 2.5%. He’s due to return to work in the next couple of weeks and impressed Steve when last in the stables.
Both BETTER GET SET and her full-brother are products of Lyndhurst Stud, where BETTER THAN READY stands for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).
There’s a good argument to say his fee should be higher than that, considering the number of 2YO winners he’s produced from his first two crops:
|YEAR 1||CROP 1||CROP 2||TOTAL|
|BETTER THAN READY||2019||23||17||40|
|I AM INVINCIBLE||2014||15||20||35|
|EXCEED AND EXCEL||2008||13||19||32|
|SPIRIT OF BOOM||2018||18||12||30|
|ALL TOO HARD||2017||10||13||23|