The 3-year-old Star Witness Filly, Rotorua had everything go wrong today yet still managed to claim victory in the Go Steel Building Products F & M Showcase Maiden Handicap over 1100m at Nowra, Sunday 4thDecember 2022.
Rotorua bombed the start, coming out second last, eventually finding a position on the rails at the rear of the field. Hugging the fence throughout, Apprentice Jockey Tyler Schiller still managed to keep making ground. While in forth position, they came off the fence at the turn and soon made their intentions clear. Rounding up the leaders she had one more challenge, Clovelly (Rubick/Lady Rah Rah). The tough filly tried gallantly to fight back but Rotorua was just too strong, winning by nearly a length.
Congratulations to James Moss and the team at Tricolours, despite all the setbacks it was a strong win by Rotorua.
Nb: Photo Courtesy of Bradley Photographers