Debut Juvenile Winner for Stratum
Stratum can certainly get a good filly as we’ve seen with Streama and Crystal Lily, so his stylish debut winner at Geelong on Thursday in Madam Delponte will be well worth following.
Prepared by Sam Pritchard-Gordon, Madam Delponte was friendless in the betting ring, but looked a class act in crossing swiftly from a wide gate to lead before forging clear to win by a three-parts of a length when still clearly under done.
Natural ability is obviously not lacking and with the improvement from this run Madam Delponte will measure up to much better company.
A $190,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Kulani Park draft for Pritchard-Gordon Racing and Badgers Bloodstock, Madam Delponte was a successful pinhook having been bought as a weanling at Magic Millions for $140,000.
Raced by a large group of owners including Kulani Park’s Chloe Smith, Madam Delponte is the foal for Madam Prosecutor, a half-sister by Choisir to Group III winner A Country Girl from the family of Group I winner Mr Innocent.