ASTUTE horseman Adam Kelly continues to thank the day he decided to attend a yearling sale.
Making the venture to the sale ring more years ago than he cares to admit, Kelly purchased a filly by Keystone Scotch from Quick Susie.
Racing as Mindpower, the pacer gave Kelly with his initial Group One when she captured the 1993 Oceania El Dorado at Moonee Valley
Retired with 12 wins and five placings from 34 starts, Mindpower has continued to provide Kelly and his father Fred with winners – including her descendant Alice Kay, which was successful at Tabcorp Park Melton last night.
Alice Kay is Mindpower’s great granddaughter.
“Mindpower was a great filly on the track, a good producer as a mare and now generations later she is still giving” Kelly said.
“Her daughter My Prerogative won six races with seven placings from 15 starts, her daughter Sandy Kay had seven wins and six placings from 14 starts and now her daughter Alice Kay has three wins and two placings from five starts.
Alice Kay’s latest triumph came in the Youthful Stake when driven by talented reinsman Zac Phillips.
Pushed through from her second row draw to settle one-out, two back early, Alice Kay was sent forward to find the lead at the bell as Vouchers was eased to take a trail.
Never seriously challenged, the daughter of Art Major registered a two-and-a-half metre win from Summertime, with Realnspectacular two metres away third in 1:55.7 over 1720 metres.
“That was another pretty nice run from her,” Kelly said. “She is coming along really well and there is a lot to like about her.”
Set to enjoy an easy couple of days Alice Kay will make her next appearance in an Art Major Vicbred Super Series heat in Bendigo on June 18.