By Glenn Davis
Co-trainer Rex Lipp may step up promising filly Baristasista to Stakes races during the TAB Queensland Summer Racing Carnival following her dominant victory at Ipswich on Saturday.
With the Recognition Stakes meeting at the Gold Coast falling victim to the big wet, Ipswich took centre stage for punters with a bumper 10-race meeting going ahead on a Heavy track.
Baristasista started the shortest priced favourite on the day at $1.10 and duly saluted for her supporters in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Benchmark 65 Handicap over 1200 metres.
Lipp, who trains in partnership with Nicholas Hahn, has been a great believer in the old adage – little fish are sweet.
Baristasista is a half-sister to Lipp’s promising mare Bad Barista and took her record to three wins from seven starts when she led all the way to down Committ To Success by nearly three lengths.
“I trained her mother, Sparkling Sound, and she was a useful performer who won six times,” Lipp said.
“She had a comfortable win at Ipswich but I’m not sure how strong her opposition was.
“She did it easy and handled the heavy track well so she’s pretty versatile.
“There’s no big plans for her at this stage but hopefully we can find some black-type for her during the summer.”