Thursday the 27th of April saw Rinaria make her Turf debut for us when she lined up in a class 5 Maiden over 1m100y with Jordan Vaughan taking the ride. The ground was a bit on the firm side but the weather gods were looking down on us for once as a torrential downpour an hour before the race ensured that the ground eased considerably which was definitely to Rinaria’s liking.
Straight from the gates opening Jordan got her nicely positioned in 2nd place just behind the leader who was setting a decent pace and as they turned for home the temptation was there to kick for home but JV played it cool and held on to her for as long as he could. Only when they came inside the 2f did he say go on her and when he did she moved up stylishly to hit the front before going on to score a tad cosily by half a length.
This was an excellent victory for Rinaria who fulfilled the promise shown on debut and should again come on for the run.