Exciting Debut Winner for Northern Meteor
Sydney – Explosive sprinter Northern Meteor featured with an impressive debut winner at Canterbury on Wednesday when Bound for Earth saluted as a well backed favourite.
The John O’Shea trained filly had shown good ability in barrier trials and was well fancied to win the 1250 metre restricted fillies event and lived right up to expectation.
She jumped well for Tommy Berry and tracked the leader before accelerating in the straight to win by nearly two lengths.
“She’s a beautiful filly by a young sire that I have a lot of faith in and they are all starting to come out now,” said O’Shea.
“I think she can win a very nice race. She’s a very sound easy filly to train, so we’ll get another little win on board and then decide what to do with her.”
A $290,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Segenhoe Thoroughbreds from the draft of Broadwater Thoroughbreds, Bound for Earth is a half-sister to stakes-placed Romanus and Melpomene and is the fourth winner for Group I VRC Oaks winner Bulla Borghese.
Bulla Borghese was one of 160 mares covered by Northern Meteor last spring.
Bound for Earth is the eighth winner for Northern Meteor, who is now the equal leading first season sire by individual winners sharing the honour with his barn mate Sebring.