HAVING only her second start for the father-son training duo of Lee and Shannon Hope, Teramia was most impressive in taking out the $50,000 Ladbrokes Mates Mode Handicap over 1000 metres at Sandown’s Ladbrokes Park Hillside on Wednesday.
The five-year-old daughter of Deep Field and Pimpinella, tightening from $8.50 to $6.50, was patiently ridden by the in-form apprentice Alana Kelly.
She defeated The Sisters, paying $12, by one and a half lengths with the $3.30 favourite a short-half-head away third.
After the win, Lee Hope said the mare would probably have only one more race start.
“The owners are keen to get her to stud and she’ll probably go there at the end of the month,” he said.
Formerly trained by Matt Laurie, Teramia is raced by the Sheldon family of Macedon Park.
The mare has now won three races with five minor placings from her 16 starts.
Lesia’s Boy shares prize
Kilmore trainer Lesia Masnyj’s Wardy Boy, $8, was forced to share the winner’s purse at Sportsbet-Ballarat Synthetic last Tuesday.
The judge couldn’t split the six-year-old Reward For Effort gelding and the $21 pop Big Darryl.
Wardy Boy was coming off a narrow defeat at Donald last month with Alana Kelly on board, and the promising apprentice partnered the gelding again in the Porter Plant BM58 Handicap over 1500 metres.
Quick Enuff, $6.50, was a further three quarters of a length away in third place.
The gelding, formerly trained by Luke Oliver, is owned outright by Masnyj and has now won five races with nine minor placings from his 46 starts, earning just shy of $130,000 in prizemoney.