Sebring Filly Salutes for Hermitage

 In 2016

The Hermitage Syndicate managed by Anton Koolman is generally seen in the winner’s circle with colts destined for Hong Kong, but it was a promising Sebring filly that carried their colours to victory at Canterbury on Wednesday.

The Chris Waller trained Egg Tart was unlucky in finishing fourth and then third at her first two runs at Newcastle and Warwick Farm, but found the step to 1550 metres very much to her liking.

As she should, given her pedigree.

She powered away to beat Fastnet Rock colt Silent Warrior by more than three lengths in a dominant display.

A modest $40,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Jorson Farm draft for Anton Koolman and Heritage Thoroughbreds, Egg Tart is the second winner for unraced Mrs Windsor, a half-sister to Heart Ruler and daughter of Born to Be Queen, who both won the Group I AJC The Metropolitan over 2400 metres.

Mrs Windsor is also a half-sister to Group I AJC Spring Champion Stakes winner Coronation Day, so longer trips should hold no fears for Egg Tart as she matures.