Toowoomba filly Rosa’s Charm continued trainer John Zielke dominance of the early season two-year-old races when successful at Doomben on Saturday.

Zielke landed the quinella when Rosa’s Charm wore down stablemate Miracles Aplenty to score by a long head in the QTIS Two-Year-Old Handicap (1050m).

Aetherius was third, a further three-quarters of a length away.

Rosa’s Charm is a daughter of Golden Archer which stands at Basil Nolan’s Raheen Stud on Queensland’s Darling Downs.

Golden Archer won eight of his 20 starts for former trainer Peter Moody in Melbourne including five races as a two-year-old.

Three of his two-year-old wins were at Listed level while he also was successful at Group 3 level as a three-year-old on his way to amassing more than $676,000 in prizemoney.

Rosa’s Charm was bought for $20,000 at the Magic Millions sales and will now be directed towards the Magic Millions Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast in January.

“She’s a very good filly but I thought she was gone on the home turn,” Zielke said.

Rosa’s Charm was previously a well beaten ninth behind Pony Power at the Gold Coast on October 7.

“She had a bad alley at the Gold Coast and was caught wide and got a little lost,” Zielke said.

“She just needs something to follow and that’s exactly what happened today.

“She’s paid up for the Magic Millions but she probably needs more prizemoney in the kitty as the bonus money doesn’t count.

“Even if she’s not good enough for the Magic Millions the owners would love to have a runner in it.”

Apprentice Jag Guthmann-Chester rode the filly perfectly and was fearless when he made a run between the tiring favourite Sienna Rose and Heavenly Stranger in the straight.

“It was a great ride from Jag,” he said.

“I spoke to both Jag and Luke (Dittman) at the same time before the race and told them they should be sitting third and fourth and that’s exactly how it panned out.”

Zielke won the season’s opening two-year-old race with Hopes Eternal at Toowoomba on October 1.

Hopes Eternal, who will run at Doomben next week, franked the form winning at Doomben a fortnight later while Miracles Aplenty was successful on his home track on October 21.

Racing Queensland webnews   October 28

Glenn Davis 

www.racingqueensland.com.au