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Royal Bluff finally breaks through

02 / 08 / 2014 Article by: Peter Staples
Royal Bluff forges to the lead at Devonport icon Click to enlarge

Royal Bluff finally broke her maiden status when she powered home to win the Tapeta Footings Maiden Plate over 1150 meters.

The Glenn Stevenson-trained five-year-old mare had not stated for eight weeks but made light of the task to race clear of her rivals over the final stages to score by a length from Nuclear Star with Sheza Fatty Boomba a closing third.

It was Royal Bluff’s 16th start and this is her fourth preparation.

“I am just pleased she has finally broken through but on her work through the week I was not surprised by the win,” Stevenson said.

“Winning a class one is her next task but when she gets the right sort of run in the race like she got today she is going to be competitive,” he said.