One of the best sporting stories to come out of the Hunter this week has to be the brilliant win by a filly called Bare Naked Lady in the Inglis 2-year-old Challenge at Scone today.
That’s right, aptly named Bare Naked Lady, as it it by Walking or Dancing (NZ), out of a mare called Nakedindaspa, and purchased at the Scone yearling sales for a princely sum of $13,000.
Today’s collect for its three owners was $53,375, and judging by the filly’s sensational five lengths winning margin it is now worth five times that amount on the open market.
The win was a huge filip for popular Wyong trainer Tracey Bartley, a former top country hoop, who, in recent years, has not greeted the judge that often with his gallopers.
Bare Naked Lady jumped wide from barrier 14, led early, but got caught three and four wide for most of the journey with leading metropolitan jockey Tim Clark sitting patiently until about the 300 metre mark before letting loose and racing away over the final 100 metres.
Bartley was rapt in the win, particularly for its owners, Mrs JHM Summers, Mrs TA Quinn (wife of the trainer) and Mr GM Maher and predicted a bright future for the brilliant young sprinter.
Despite its wide barrier draw, the big punters obviously knew the filly was something special, as it paid just $3.90 on the TAB.