Mining magnate Nathan Tinklerhas spent millions on horses in the past four years but sometimes it is the cheap ones that get the job done.
That was the case with Real Stolle who won the two-year-old Group 3 $150,000 Maribyrnong Plate (1000m) at Flemington today.
The daughter of Elusive Quality and Lemon Ruski was a Patinack weanling purchase in June 2010 at Inglis for just $18,000.
The well related filly picked up $90,000 at just her second start and will now be tipped out for the autumn.
Settling with a bunch of horses behind early leader Magnus Reign, jockey Michael Rodd brought Real Stolle into the race from the 300m mark and hit the lead.
Andre Roo Hoo, who was subject to good early morning betting, came out after the John Thompson trained filly but couldn’t bridge the gap.
The well named Real Stolle ($17), defeated Andre Roo Hoo ($7.50) by a length and a quarter with Magnus Reign ($12), who was upset before the race with the whole first race experience, ducking back to the inside and holding on two lengths away third.
How Real Stolle came so cheap is not really explained by her breeding.
She is a half-sister to Chattanooga , the former Mick Price trained galloper who earned black type and $750,000.
For Rodd it was a rare ride for Patinack, but the victory brought him on level terms with Damien Oliver (out suspended) with of four winners for the Flemington Spring Carnival.
Rodd’s Flemington winners have been Atlantic Jewel (Wakeful Stakes) and Woorim (TAB.com.au) on Derby day and Emmalene (Gucci Stakes) on Oaks Day – he also finished a nostril second in the Melbourne Cup on Red Cadeaux.
Thompson said that while Real Stolle disappointed the stable when first up at Caulfield in the Debutant Stakes (1000m) on October 12, the yard always knew of her true ability.
He put down the improvement to that race experience and racing on her home track.
Stewards reported after the race that Magnusificent ($5 fav) had been significantly galloped on.
He finished equal fifth with Underestimation.