Debut Win for Record Priced Northern Meteor Filly
Well named Quick Feet, the most expensive filly ever sired by ill-fated Northern Meteor, made a winning debut at Warwick Farm on Wednesday when she defeated a very competitive field of quality two year-old fillies.
Prepared by Peter and Paul Snowden, Quick Feet was placed at her first two trials, but found another gear on race day to worry the blue-blooded Gai Waterhouse trained Fastnet Rock filly Serena’s Pride out of the win.
Barrier one proved a big positive as Quick Feet jumped well and pushed forward for Kerrin McEvoy and found the line strongly over the last furlong to win the 1000 metre dash by a short neck in 57.69 seconds.
“She’s always shown a lot,” said Peter Snowden.
“She’s very genuine and will be better over further.
“She has a great attitude for a two year-old, so there is a lot of upside to her.”
Quick Feet was snapped up by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Maktoum for $540,000 from the Southern Cross Breeders draft at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale earlier this year.
Bred by Senga Bissett and Ivan Woodford Smith of Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Quick Feet is the first foal of Strategic mare Delaluna, a minor winning sister to Group I winning sprinter Mistegic and stakes-winner Rightson.
Quick Feet is from the final crop of foals sired by Widden Stud’s ill-fated Northern Meteor, who has left a powerful legacy with a number of his best sons now at stud including the very best of them, dual Group I winning Zoustar, who stands jointly at Widden and Woodside Park in Victoria.