Nicconi Filly Stamps Her Class
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse combined with Star Thoroughbreds to take the first race at Canterbury on Wednesday with exciting two year-old Nicconi filly Festivity.
Unplaced on debut back in the spring when she was slowly away in the Listed ATC Gimcrack Stakes, Festivity resumed from a spell to score easily at Canterbury two weeks ago and repeated the performance to win again over 1580 metres by the best part of a length.
Connections will no doubt be weighing up stakes options for the filly in Brisbane as she has a very bright future and has already banked over $66,000 for her lucky group of owners.
Bred and offered for sale by Newhaven Park, Festivity was a $55,000 Magic Millions purchase for Star Thoroughbreds and is the second winner for metro winning Canny Lad mare Merrier, a grand-daughter of Group I winner Scomeld.
Festivity is one of six winners for dual Group I winning sprinter Nicconi, who has had four Australian winners as well as one apiece in New Zealand and Korea.