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Ruby Armani Shines Bright on Debut

The well-bred daughter of promising young sire Makfi, Ruby Armani (pictured), made a perfect start to her race career when taking honours in the MVS Maiden 3YO event over 1200m at Tauranga today in the hands of Alysha Collett.

Providing a huge thrill for the group of owners that race the filly under B.A.X No.2 Syndicate, managed by Kylie Bax, Ruby Armani jumped away positively and Collett wasn’t in any hurry to fight the filly as she sat wide behind the leaders throughout.

Heading into the straight, Ruby Armani was full of galloping and kicked away on her rivals in stylish fashion to win by 1¼ lengths.

“She’s a quality filly in the making and it was a strong field she conquered today,” co-trainer Chad Ormsby said.

“She did things the tough way, but still pulled off a winning performance and I think she has an exciting future going forward.”

Ruby Armani is by Makfi from the Saint Ballado mare Trujillo, making her a half-sister to the former Ballymore Stables trained Our Tigress – a runner-up in the Listed MRC Ladies Vase in Melbourne.

Ruby Armani became the fourth individual winner for the Ballymore NZ team this month, following winning performances from You Are Amazing, Flavigny and Ali Baba.

[16 Oct 15]

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