Stakes Success for Tawteen
Talented Stratum filly Tawteen has always promised to win a stakes race and broke the ice in emphatic style at Moonee Valley on Friday night when coasting home to win the Listed MVRC Crockett Stakes as she pleased.
Prepared by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig, Tawteen led throughout and zipped away in the straight to win the fillies sprint over 1200 metres by more than three lengths, her overall record now four wins from seven starts with prizemoney topping $205,000.
Steering Tawteen to victory was Steve Baster, who has been aboard the filly at each of her three previous wins.
“She looked the best I’ve ever seen her tonight, so I was happy when she walked into the yard,” said Baster.
Tawteen was a $260,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Shadwell from the Widden Stud draft and is the second winner for US Group III winner Sprung (USA), a half-sister by Grand Slam to Group I winner Tali’sluckybusride.
“She got the big Black Type today which is what the Sheikh was looking for, so he’ll be thrilled,” said David Hayes, who indicated Tawteen would now head to Flemington for a similar fillies race over either 1200 or 1400 metres.
Sprung has a two year-old colt by Star Witness and a yearling full brother to Tawteen .
Tawteen was the most expensive filly by Stratum sold in 2013 and is his 25th stakes-winner.
The Golden Slipper winning son of Redoute’s Choice stands at a fee of $38,500.