Northern Meteor Filly Shines at Kembla
Red hot first season sire Northern Meteor produced another impressive debut winner at Kembla on Tuesday when the Bart Cummings trained filly Streaking Comet forged clear to win well.
Unbeaten in two previous trials, the chestnut filly was surprisingly easy in the market, but ran right up to her trial form to take the 1000 metre maiden by more than a length with race favourite Sugar Rush battling into fourth.
A homebred for Gooree Stud, Streaking Comet is the third winner for metropolitan winning Rubiano mare History Maker (USA), who comes from the family of US Group I winners Manila and Stately Don.
Streaking Comet is the 17th first crop winner (16 in Australia, 1 in Singapore) for Northern Meteor, who leads the Australian First Season Sires division by earnings and winners.
The Group I winning son of Encosta de Lago stands at Widden Stud this spring at a fee of $27,500 and has an impressive 52 rising two year-olds nominated for the 2014 Golden Slipper.
The bulk of them are entered by Gooree Stud, who bred and raced Northern Meteor with so much success before his retirement to Widden Stud in 2009.