Timely Win for Stratum Filly
Promising Stratum filly Brigadoon Rise returned from an extended spell to score an impressive win at Warwick Farm on Wednesday providing a great pedigree update for her yearling half-sister headed to the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for Widden Stud.
The Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly beat highly rated colt Mawahibb to win at Canterbury last June, but has been off the seen since.
Well ridden by Kerrin McEvoy from gate one, she enjoyed a good run and charged home late to win the 1200 metre Benchmark 67 event by half a length.
“I looked to get the nice run just behind that speed,” McEvoy said.
“She hit the line strong and was able to wind up. She gave me a nice feel hitting the line.”
Brigadoon Rise has won two of three starts earning over $66,000 in prizemoney and looks to have a bright future.
“The form was good,” co-trainer Peter Snowden said. “Her trials have been nice without being spectacular.
“I thought she might but a bit ring-rusty today and might need this race to bring her to her to her top. I got her as could as I could at home but you can’t beat race fitness to get them there.
“It was a good authoritative win.”
A $200,000 Magic Millions purchase for Triple Crown Syndications from the Widden Stud draft, Brigadoon Rise was also bred by Widden and is the second foal and second winner for juvenile winning Anabaa (USA) mare Anabarbarian, a half-sister to stakes-winner Woppitt.
From the family of Group I winners Rock Classic and Midnight Fever, Anabarbarian has a Sebring yearling filly that will be offered as Lot 178 at Inglis Easter.