Raggedy Doll pictured as a yearling before the 2018 NZB Yearling Sales. Photo: Wentwood Grange
Debutant Raggedy Doll picked up a cash bonus for her connections when winning the NZB Insurance Pearl Series Race (1200m) at Te Aroha on Tuesday.
The four-year-old daughter of Hallowed Crown and Group One winner Miss Raggedy Ann had six trial starts on her record before her trip to the races and despite showing a lack of ringcraft, finished the best in a four horse field.
“She has been a slow maturing filly and has always been a bit green and that showed again today,” Marsh said. “She jumped and went to the front and tried to run off the track a little bit, then got lost coming around the turn a bit.
“Then she knuckled down to the task really nicely and it was good to get a Pearl Bonus.”
Raggedy Doll won by 0.3L under jockey Ashvin Goindasamy.
Bred by Wentwood Grange under their Llanhennock Trust banner, Raggedy Doll was purchased out of their 2018 New Zealand Bloodstock draft for $150,000 and is raced by the Go Racing Rags to Riches Syndicate.