New G3 Winner for Sebring
A five year-old daughter of ill-fated Sebring, talented mare Nettoyer has been threatening to win a stakes race for some time now and got the job done at Randwick on Saturday when taking out the Group III ATC Aspiration Quality.
Trained and part-owned by Warwick Farm conditioner Wendy Roche, Nettoyer had been stakes-placed five times previously and was cherry ripe for this 1600 metre contest at her third run back from a spell.
She settled a little worse than midfield for Blake Shinn and surged away to win by a length and a half taking her overall record to three wins and six placings from 19 starts with prizemoney topping $346,000.
“This is all about Wendy,” Blake Shinn said.
“This is her headline horse. It’s great for Wendy to win a Group Three on a big day here at Randwick. It’s really special for her.
“The mare is top class. It’s just a matter of finding her niche in terms of the right distance range and everything panned out nicely today.”
Nettoyer was a modest $20,000 Inglis Easter Session II purchase from the Riversdale draft and was then passed in when offered at the two year-old Inglis Ready2Race Sale.
She is entered for the upcoming Inglis Chairman’s Sale as a broodmare prospect and with a valuable Group III win on her resume has increased her worth considerably.
Bred by Invermien Pty Ltd, she is the best of four winners from Cleanup, a half-sister by Dehere (USA) to Group III winner She’s Clean from the family of Group I Oaks winners Absolutely and Abbey Marie.
Nettoyer is the 52nd stakes-winner for Sebring, who covered 199 mares last spring at a fee of $66,000.