Widden Purchase Dam of Tenley
The decision for Widden Stud to purchase well-bred Lonhro mare Fratianne at the 2017 Inglis Broodmare Sale from the Godolphin draft for $185,000 looks like an inspired one with her two year-old filly Tenley an impressive winner of the $150,000 ATC Pierro Plate at Randwick on Saturday.
Trained by James Cummings, the daughter of Medaglia D’Oro (USA) made it two wins in as many starts with a strong finishing victory.
Given a patient ride by Kerrin McEvoy from an outside barrier, Tenley came from near the tail of the field to win the 1100 metre dash by a length and three-quarters.
Godolphin representative Darren Beadman said Tenley rates highly among a stellar group.
“She’s right up there with the main group,” Beadman said.
“She’s a very laconic type of filly so James elected to put the blinkers on. She was quite laid-back in her trial so getting up against these nippier, better grade, of two-year-olds you’ve got to have that little bit of zest.
“She’s a real quality filly and I think there are better things in store.”
Tenley is the first winner for Fratianne, a winning Lonhro grand-daughter of dual Group I winner Skating from the family of Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, who is by her sire Medaglia D’Oro.
Fratianne has a yearling filly by Shooting to Win, a weanling filly by Sebring and is in foal to Zoustar, who went close to siring a new Group II winner on Saturday when promising Madam Rouge was beaten a neck in the Group II ATC Light Fingers Stakes by Nakeeta Jane.
The Chris Waller trained filly will undoubtedly make her mark during the autumn with a plethora of suitable fillies and mares races on the agenda.