The Team Rogerson-trained Sure Bet produced a stunning last-to-first performance at Tauranga on Wednesday when winning the Gartshore 1200, leading co-trainer Graeme Rogerson to label the three-year-old Reliable Man filly as a classic horse.
“She’s a very good filly. She doesn’t know a lot and she got squeezed out of it early but she will be on her way to Melbourne for the VRC Oaks,” Rogerson said.
“I thought she was unbeatable today.”
Sure Bet was unplaced in both of her starts at two, but the aptly named filly was well-supported and backed into $3.10 late.
“She might run in that hundred grand maiden race at New Plymouth,” Rogerson said, referring to the Platinum Homes Taranaki Challenge (1400m) on August 25.
“I’ve got a slot, so I will see. I think this is a very special horse.”