Hawkesbury Guineas Win for Northern Meteor Filly
Exciting Northern Meteor filly Najoom delivered on her obvious potential when capturing the re-scheduled Group III Hawkesbury Guineas at Rosehill on Saturday.
Gai Waterhouse knows how to get the best from a Northern Meteor filly as we have seen with Group I winners Amanpour and Cosmic Endeavour and she’ll no doubt be thinking that way with Najoom after her commanding victory over the colts in the 1400 metre contest.
Najoom led throughout for Tim Clark and kicked right away to win by three and three-quarter lengths, her overall record now four wins and two seconds from six starts with prizemoney topping $170,000.
“She controlled the tempo,” Clark said. “She’s an easy filly to ride. She showed an electric turn of foot and put the issue beyond doubt very quickly.”
Consigned for sale by Willow Park Stud as was dual Group I winner Cosmic Endeavour, Najoom was picked up by Emirates Park for $225,000 at the Magic Millions.
She is the second winner for Charlety Star, an unraced sibling by Arena to stakes-winners Upon This Rock, Bhutane Dane and Gaze On from the family of globe-trotting triple Group I winner Criterion.
Najoom is the 17th stakes-winner for ill-fated Northern Meteor, who has a a growing number of sons at stud this spring headed by dual Group I winner Zoustar, whose first foals will be born later this year.