Sebring Filly Impresses at Flemington
Entered for the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas and Group I VRC Oaks, progressive Sebring filly Aphitrite produced a fast finishing win at Flemington on Wednesday beating colts and geldings.
The Darren Weir trained filly scored an impressive maiden win at Sale on September 9 at her first run back from a spell following an initial campaign that produced two seconds and a fourth.
A stronger filly this time around, she settled back in the field and produced a good turn of foot to charge home and win the Benchmark 64 event over 1420 metres by a long neck as favourite with Craig Williams in the saddle.
“She’s been well managed and that was a dominant win down at Sale,” Williams said.
“This is another good stepping stone for her to win here against the colts.”
A $50,000 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale purchase from the Goldin Farms draft for Flying Start Syndicate/Darren Weir Racing, Amphitrite is the third winner from three to race from Ocean Dream, a Redoute’s Choice half-sister to Group I winner Marble Halls. The family has also produced Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes winner Sleek Chassis.
Sebring has made a fast start to the season with three stakes-winners already on the board in Miss Admiration, Violate and Master Ash.