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Parnham backs his queen to make a City splash

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Steven Parnham rides Queen Boudica to victory in the $15,000 Amelia Park Maiden (1200m) at the Bunbury Turf Club yesterday.
Camera IconSteven Parnham rides Queen Boudica to victory in the $15,000 Amelia Park Maiden (1200m) at the Bunbury Turf Club yesterday. Credit: Mitchell Woodcock / South Western Times

Queen Boudica is ready for a run at Ascot after claiming her first win yesterday at the Bunbury Turf Club, according to trainer Neville Parnham.

The three-year-old filly broke her maiden status when she saluted the judges in the $15,000 Amelia Park Maiden (1200m).

Ridden by Steven Parnham, Queen Boudica ($9.50) jumped from the gates well and gained the lead after the corner, which she never surrendered.

Wally Mitchell’s Single Minded Lady finished second after a strong ride by Aaron Mitchell, while pre-race favourite Gingerella finished third.

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It was Queen Boudica’s fourth attempt at breaking maiden status, having run third twice in Bunbury behind Red Bananas and Finance earlier this year.

Neville Parnham said he expected a good run after she drew barrier one.

“I expected that she would sit behind the leader and all she needed was a bit of daylight, which she got coming into the corner,” he said.

“I was confident she would win.

“I was surprised she got out so wide in the market as she run third the other day in a good form race. Which means her form is pretty good.”

Parnham said all the signs from Queen Boudica led him to believe she was ready for a Perth race.

“She is going well enough to make the climb up there,” he said.

“I think the more racing she does, the better she will get.

“We will give her some nice education and in the Autumn I think she will be a nice filly.”

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