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Ready For Victory Wins Listed Festival Of Racing 1000
At Flemington in Melbourne, Vinery shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) added a black-type success when 2YO colt Ready For Victory (More Than Ready-Crillon, by Zabeel) scored a strong 0.2-length win for trainer Mick Price in the $120,000 Listed Festival Of Racing 1000 (1000m) for 2YOs, over 2YO fillies Heatherly (Lonhro-Dancing Heather, by Danzero) & Claudia Jean (Not A Single Doubt-Milzeel, by Zabeel). Raced by Eliza Park International, Ready For Victory was a $240,000 purchase by Sun Bloodstock at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Broadwater Thoroughbreds. Ready For Victory will now be given his chance in the $3.5 million Gr1 Golden Slipper Stakes (1200m) at Rosehill on 21 March. "It is a very, very big task, obviously, but certainly you can't win it staying at home," winning trainer Mick Price told TVN. "That showed good depth of ability and he's out of a Zabeel mare...we think he's a quality horse," Price said. Ready For Victory took his record to 1 win from 1 starts for $72,000 earnings.