Promising filly BETTER GET SET continued a hot run of form for Proven Thoroughbreds and trainer Steven O’Dea with a strong win at the Sunshine Coast on Sunday.

In what was our third winner for the weekend and 15th since the season renewed on August 1, BETTER GET SET collected a healthy $24,400 for saluting in the 1000m QTIS 3YO Maiden.

The daughter of top Queensland sire BETTER THAN READY was ridden a treat by apprentice Justin Huxtable, settling just behind the speed before taking a split in the straight and racing clear to score by a length.

It should be recognised that Huxtable has been riding in terrific form over the last four weeks with nine winners for a strike rate of 22 percent.

Sunday’s result was made sweeter by the fact that Proven purchased BETTER GET SET’s full-brother earlier this year – the BETTER THAN READY x RIDOLFI (FASTNET ROCK) colt (pictured below).

Shares are still available in this colt with prices starting at $2,500 + GST for 2.5%. He’s due to return to work in the next couple of weeks and impressed Steve when last in the stables.

Both BETTER GET SET and her full-brother are products of Lyndhurst Stud, where BETTER THAN READY stands for a fee of $33,000 (inc GST).

There’s a good argument to say his fee should be higher than that, considering the number of 2YO winners he’s produced from his first two crops:

YEAR 1 CROP 1 CROP 2 TOTAL
BETTER THAN READY 2019 23 17 40
DEEP FIELD 2019 21 16 37
I AM INVINCIBLE 2014 15 20 35
EXCEED AND EXCEL 2008 13 19 32
SPIRIT OF BOOM 2018 18 12 30
ALL TOO HARD 2017 10 13 23
SNITZEL 2010 10 12 22
RUBICK 2019 15 6 21
FASTNET ROCK 2009 12 8 20

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