Promising Filly for Northern Meteor
Widden Stud bred filly Atmospherical made it two wins in as many starts when scoring a stylish victory at Randwick on New Year’s Day as a heavily backed favourite.
An easy debut winner at Kembla on December 21, the David Pfieffer trained daughter of ill-fated Northern Meteor handled the step up to metropolitan class to race clear and win by more than a length over 1100 metres.
“That was a great ride from Jay (Ford),” said Pfieffer.
“He let her go through her gears and she was too good for them.
“She’s come a long way in a short period of time and it’s very exciting going forward with her for the future.”
Atmospherical was passed in shy of a modest $40,000 reserve at the 2012 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and retained to race by Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson and partners.
Atmospherical is one of four winners from four foals to race from stakes-placed Flying Spur mare Faster Pussycat and is a half-sister to stakes-winners Peron and Gai’s Choice, who was also trained by David Pfieffer.
Faster Pussycat has no yearling for the sales this year, but did produce a filly foal by Sepoy last spring and was subsequently covered by more Than Ready (USA).
Northern Meteor has 20 yearlings catalogued for the Magic Millions next week.