Brilliant Debut Win for Sebring Filly
Three year-old Sebring filly Scratchy Bottom kicked her career off with a dominant victory at the Moonee Valley night meeting on Friday.
Prepared by Mick Kent and sporting the all black colours of Rick Jamieson’s Gilgai Farm, Scratchy Bottom zoomed away from her rivals to win the 1533 metre maiden by three and a half lengths.
Connections obviously have a good opinion of the filly as she is entered for the Group I VRC Oaks, a race in which the same owner and trainer finished third in last year with another lightly raced filly in Summerbliss.
A $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Reavill Farm, Scratchy Bottom is the fourth winner from Group II placed Silk Veil, a sister to stakes-winner Danasia, the dam of Group I STC Rosehill Guineas winner Zabrasive.
Sebring will cover a full book at Widden Stud this spring and has had a hot start to the season with stakes horses Kiss a Rose, Criterion and Dissident all making an impact.