Exciting Scone Double for Northern Meteor

 In 2014

Northern Meteor fillies starred at Scone on Saturday with Atmospherical snaring Black Type to win the Listed Darley Denise’s Joy Stakes, while Cosmic Endeavour claimed the richest race on the program, the $400,000 Inglis Scone Guineas.

Widden Stud bred filly Atmospherical made it four wins from five starts when she snatched a head victory in the 1100 metre sprint for the David Pfieffer stable.

“She always runs good time and has always impressed us at home and on the track,” said David Pfieffer, who may now target some of the better fillies races in Brisbane.

Atmospherical was passed in shy of a modest $40,000 reserve at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale and retained to race by Widden Stud’s Antony Thompson and partners.

Atmospherical is one of four winners from four foals to race from stakes-placed Flying Spur mare Faster Pussycat and is a half-sister to stakes-winners Peron and Gai’s Choice, who was also trained by David Pfieffer.

Atmospherical becomes the ninth stakes-winner for ill-fated Northern Meteor, whose best son Zoustar will retire to Widden Stud this spring.

Already a winner of the Group II ATC Sapphire Stakes, the Gai Waterhouse trained Cosmic Endeavour scored a lucrative win in the Inglis Scone Guineas over 1400 metres, taking her overall record to four wins from 11 starts with prizemoney of $623,780.

A $230,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the draft of Willow Park Stud, Cosmic Endeavour was bred by Catherine Remond and is the third winner from three to race for stakes-winning Danehill (USA) mare Crevette, a sister to HK champion and Group I winner Fairy King Prawn and half-sister to Group I winner and sire Easy Rocking.

The last crop of yearlings by Northern Meteor will be offered at sales next year and his nine weanlings entered for the Magic Millions National Sale on May 25 and 26 are sure to be in keen demand.