was dead last on debut back in March, but well-bred Red Ransom (USA) filly Roll
the Bones managed to turn that form around at Canterbury on Wednesday with a
sparkling win at her first run back from a spell.
The John Thompson trained filly was thrown in the deep end when making her debut in the autumn finishing last behind Jade Marauder in the Group III ATC Sweet Embrace Stakes, but the ability that warranted a start in that sort of company has obviously blossomed during a break and she showed her true colours today.
Roll the Bones jumped smartly for Christian Reith and cruised up to second before forging clear in the straight to win the 1250 metre restricted event by a length.
"She's got a lot of promise, but is still carrying a lot of condition, so there will be good improvement from her," said Reith.
A $220,000 purchase for Patinack Farm from the Goodwood Stud draft at the 2011 NZB Premier Yearling Sale, Roll the Bones is entered for the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas and ATC Spring Champion Stakes.
She was a successful pinhook having been originally purchased for $67,500 from the Riverslea Farm draft at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.
From the second last crop Australian of foals by ill-fated Vinery Stud stalwart Red Ransom (pictured) , Roll the Bones is a half-sister to stakes-winner Rasmussen and is the third winner for Zabeel mare Fleureel (NZ), a full sister to Melbourne Cup winner Jezabeel.