Another Star Sprinter for Northern Meteor
He’s the boom sprinter that won his first three starts by a combined total of 20 lengths and at Randwick on Saturday, Deep Field stepped it up a notch when winning his first Black Type race, the Listed Tatts Lightning Stakes by a dominant three lengths.
Prepared by Team Hawkes, four year-old Deep Field has been allowed to learn his trade in easier grades and looked the consummate professional today for Brenton Avdulla, travelling smoothly throughout before accelerating to win the 1100 metre sprint as he pleased.
“He only beat a small field, but did it with authority,” said Michael Hawkes, who indicated a Melbourne trip for the rising star son of Northern Meteor may be on the cards if he pulls up well.
A $440,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Edinglassie Stud, Deep Field runs for Alan Bell and the Kia Ora Stud Syndicate and has won all four starts to date earning over $130,000 in prizemoney.
He was the most expensive yearling from the first crop of Northern Meteor and is a full brother to Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas hero Shooting to Win.
Deep Field and Shooting to Win are the first and second foals of stakes-winning Elusive Quality (USA) mare Listen Here, who comes from the Cotehele House branch of the Eight Carat family that has produced Group I stars Danewin and Emerald Dream as well as leading sire Commands.
Listen Here has been covered this spring by Northern Meteor’s best son Zoustar at Widen Stud, so will produce a three-quarter sibling to her star sons next spring.
Deep Field is the 12th stakes-winner for ill-fated Northern Meteor, whose final crop of yearlings will be offered at sales next year.