It was a landmark day for Proven Thoroughbreds at Eagle Farm on Saturday as MISSED THE ALARM brought up our 50th winner for the calendar year, eclipsing our previous record of 49.
Trained by Steve O’Dea and ridden by Stephanie Thornton, MISSED THE ALARM prevailed in a thrilling three-way photo finish to the 1815m BM70 Handicap.
Considering the four-year-old mare was still eligible for a class one before Saturday, her effort to defeat a four-time winner in TATCEE was exceptional.
The daughter of RIP VAN WINKLE was purchased for $60k from the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale and appears a stayer on the up for Proven Thoroughbreds.
There is a plethora of long-distance races coming up over the summer which gives Steve options with MISSED THE ALARM’s program.
“She is a big rangy mare and I think she has a bit of a future as a stayer,” O’Dea said.
Proven Thoroughbreds now has eight Brisbane Saturday winners from the last eight weeks which has seen the O’Dea stable move up to third on this season’s trainers’ premiership.
Saturday’s result also saw our yearly prizemoney crash through the $2 million barrier.