Quicksilver Lass rockets home for monster win on the Gold Coast

Oct 10, 2015

Quicksilver Lass stormed home from back in the field on the Gold Coast in dominant fashion for underrated Queensland trainer Kelly Purdy.

The Gold Coast local had been assigned the horse by Victorian-based trainer Tony Noonan who was keen to spell the 7-year-old Testa Rossa mare in Queensland over winter. 

With Quicksilver Lass doing so well with the Queensland sun on her back, Noonan transferred the horse to long-term friend Kelly Purdy to extend the mare's Queensland stay where she flourished in the paddock.

“I have to give complete credit to Kelly for this win because she has done a magnificent job looking after our girl,” Noonan said.

“She has placed her beautifully to set up a Victorian Spring campaign which is something we had been discussing for a long time.

“The intention had always been to run her in the Greys race at Flemington on Oaks Day and there isn’t any more Kelly could have done to have her going better.”

Jumping well from barrier 2 under jockey Scott Galloway. Quicksilver Las got the gun run off the pace behind a fast tempo.

Saving all the ground upon cornering, Galloway slowly worked his way towards the centre of the track where Quicksilver Lass ($8) produced a powerful turn-of-foot to hit the front 50m from home and draw away by 1.3L from Repo Zest ($8) and Roubaix ($5.50) in third.

“Scotty has ridden plenty of winners of the years for me when I’ve campaigned in Queensland so I was stoked to find out he wasn’t riding at Doomben today because he gave her an absolute peach of a ride,” Noonan said.

“Going forward, the Greys race is a nice option for her but we’ll just see how she travels back to Mornington because the Peninsula Cup could now be an option for her at her home track.”

Today’s win took Quicksilver Lass’ prize money beyond $125,000 from just 22 starts.