Widden Sires Group 2 Quinella
The Group II Sky Racing Moreton Cup (1200m) at Doomben on Saturday produced a quinella for Widden sires with talented three year-old Sebring filly Pretty in Pink edging out four year-old Your Song gelding Brace Song in a thrilling finish.
So fast was he finishing, Brave Song looked to have arrived in time, but the photo showed the John O’Shea trained filly had got the stride in to take her overall record to three wins from seven starts with prizemoney in excess of $290,000.
Winner of the Listed Woodlands Stakes at Scone 12 months ago, the Segenhoe Stud owned Pretty In Pink placed in the Group II Furious Stakes and Group II Tea Rose Stakes last spring, so has always shown ability at the highest level and this win has earned her a ticket for the next weeks Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and Segenhoe Stud spokesman Bill Mitchell is keen to go there.
“That was a brilliant win today and all things considered, I can’t see why she couldn’t come back next week and do it again,” Mitchell said.
“She’s still a bit fresh and was getting tired late, I actually thought she got beat, but she’ll take a lot from this hit out.
“Three-year-old fillies and John O’Shea have a good record in the Stradbroke, she has nothing to lose next week.
“She’s a very classy filly she raced against the best in Sydney in the Spring and this shows her form measures up to Group II class.
“John said along time ago these three-year-old fillies really like it in Brisbane and he’s done it again.”
Passed in short of her $275,000 reserve at the 2017 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, Pretty in Pink was retained to race by Segenhoe and is out of the multiple Group II placed Nadeem mare Total Attraction who was bought by Segenhoe for $220,000 at the 2013 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale.
Her dam Endless Charm is a half-sister to Group II winner and multiple Group 1-placed Infinite Grace and to the dam of the Group II Manifold Stakes winner Fontein Ruby from the family of dual Cox Plate winner Fields Of Omagh.