Soap Opera, who finished a close second in last year’s the APG Gold Bullion Final as a two-year-old, proved a class above her rivals in the $50,000 three-year-old Final at Albion Park on Saturday night (April 13).

A convincing heat winner one week earlier, Soap Opera was installed as the $1.75 favourite for the final.

Second last with a round to go, the Warrawee Needy filly circled the entire field three-wide in the last lap to win by 11.4 meters with something in hand.

It was Soap Opera’s fourth lifetime success and her mile of 1:54 was put up when she had nothing in her favour, drawing the outside in a field of 10 and being several lengths from the leaders at one stage.

She is a very good youngster.

Bought for $15,000 at the APG Sydney sale in 2022, Soap Opera has totted up four wins and five placings from 10 starts for $61,407 in stakes.

The filly was bred by Rod Woodhouse’s Yirribee Pacing Stud, Wagga (NSW) and is owned by Kylee Rasmussen and Darren Wilson. She is trained by Darren Weeks and was expertly driven by Angus Garrard.

Soap Opera is the ninth foal and the sixth sub 2:00 winner from the useful Albert Albert mare Boldandbeautiful, the dam also of the NSW Breeders Challenge winner Its Only Rocknroll, now racing in America, and the Victorian Listed winner Morgan Abby.

Boldandbeautiful was 20 when she left Soap Opera.