Stakes Goals for Northern Meteor Filly
Promising Northern Meteor filly Veuvelicious may have earned herself a trip to Sydney with a facile five length win at Sandown on Saturday.
The Brent Stanley trained filly improved sharply at her third start to lead throughout and win over 1500 metres running away.
“She’s a serious animal, she just needed the 1500 metres today,” Stanley said.
“Last start she came here and had to do all the work and bustle and it took a couple of million dollar colts to beat her.
“I told Stephen (Baster) that if she found herself in front not to worry because the further you go the quicker she will go.” Stanley said.
Veuvelicious was a $20,000 Inglis Premier purchase for her trainer from the draft of Widden Stud and looks like a seriously good investment.
“She is a top class filly. I’ll definitely think about Sydney now, races like the Sires’ and the Champagne are possibilities. She’s not in either and we’ll have to pay a late entry fee but I think she might be worth it,” Stanley said.
Bred by Widden Stud in partnership with Robert Anderson, Veuvelicious is the first winner for Debutante (GB), a half-sister by Medicean to stakes-winners Hesperia, Rebuff and Wavey.
Widden Stud sold the current yearling from Debutante, a colt by Sebring for $36,000 at Inglis Classic to outstanding yearling judge Paul Willetts.