EVEN a bump around the home turn couldn't derail Yu's breakthrough win which ended up being the first leg of a Friday night double for Kendrick Racing.
Yu ($2.15-fav), ridden by Robbie Fraad, copped a solid bump from betting ring rival Beauregard as they turned for home in the Maiden (1600m) at Caloundra on Friday, November 1.
But the knock didn't affect her balance and instead seemed to spur her on.
"She's a big filly, so she can cop a bump and handles it well," Fraad said.
Yu, having her sixth career start, went on to win by three-quarters of a length.
"It was a good win,'' Fraad said.
"Stu said to me just be a little patient with her. Where she's comfortable - that's how you ride,'' he said.
"She switched off beautifully, peeled around the turn and as they entered the straight I said they're not going to beat this filly."
Fraad said Yu was nice and relaxed throughout and would get further than the mile.
"She's still learning. I said to the owners she's going to go on and win some more races for you."
Kendrick Racing completed the double when First Dawn broke through in a Maiden (1200m).
Ridden by Luke Tarrant, First Dawn ($2.50) was too strong back to Friday night company, winning at her 11th start.
She was held up in the straight momentarily, but Tarrant dove back to the inside and she finished strongly.
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