Randwick’s Kensington track was the scene for a stable metropolitan double, with two Kiwis of the fairer sex laying the platform for exciting times ahead.
Talented Satono Aladdin filly Koshu stamped herself as a filly for the future with a dominant debut victory over 1100m.
Off the back of just one 740m trial the Trelawney Stud home-bred was given a patient steer by James McDonald and balanced up at the top of the straight to put the field away with a matter of ease. The authority with which she asserted herself suggests she will be able to continue the strong progression she has made when spring rolls around.
She will head to the paddock now for a freshen with spring targets being lined up by the team in the stable.
Congratulations to her owners: Mr B M Taylor, Mrs C Taylor
Bonny mare Comme Bella Fille kicked off her third Australian preparation with an authoritative win under the stable’s new apprentice Reece Jones. Reece allowed the mare to settle off a good tempo early in the run before extricating her to the better ground out wide in the straight to run away from her rivals in a performance the bodes well for the winter months.
An OTI Racing purchase out of New Zealand, she has furnished into a strong mare who will appreciate the ability to get her toe into the ground in races between a mile and ten furlongs. This means the coming months should prove to be fertile as she continues to work through her grades with potential black type racing on the eventual radar.
Congratulations to her owners: O T I Racing, Mrs C A Richards, Ursino Racing, Mrs T J Yap, Mr K G Shepherd, Mr J F Fildes, Mr M R Washbourne, Rich Rock, Mrs B Vitalone, Mr R Menchise, Mr J P Spence, Mr I D Garrigan, Mr A H Goodfellow, Mrs P I Goodfellow, Webbmck Racing, Mr D W Reynolds, Uthmeyer Racing, Mr J M Gurrieri, O T I Ladies, Mr T G Bayley