Craiglea Tequila stablemate Craiglea Stellar is just pipped at the post in Roma.
Craiglea Tequila stablemate Craiglea Stellar is just pipped at the post in Roma. Contributed

Tequila wins total $100,000

A WIN at Roma on Saturday in the $50,000 QTIS 600 2-year-old by outstanding youngster, Craiglea Tequila rounded out a highly successful week for Gympie trained two-year-olds.

Mafia Princess, trained on the Gympie Racecourse by Leigh Wanless, had triumphed in the $100,000 Rockhampton Magic Millions 2-year-old the previous Thursday earning the two Gympie horses $89,000 in prizemoney for the week.

Craiglea Tequila, who had won in Brisbane two weeks prior to the Roma win, completed a hat-trick of successes when she bolted in at Roma by 5¼ lengths ridden by David Rewald.

The two victories earned Craiglea Tequila more than $100,000 for the Johnston family of Craiglea Stud.

Trainer, Peter Fleming saddled up three of the first four home in the Roma race with Crystal Mates and Craiglea Model (both by Frisco View) finishing third and fourth.

In addition, Craiglea (Peter Fleming) and Craiglea Fighter (Darryl Gardiner) both finished second in other races at Roma.

Rockhampton winner, Mafia Princess, a $10,000 Hidden Dragon MM QTIS 600 yearling, defeated $1.10 favourite, Snipzu to win last Thursday.

Top Brisbane two year old, Snipzu, had easily beaten Mafia Princess into second at Caloundra previously before Mafia Princess transferred to Gympie and the Leigh Wanless stable.

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