David Ellis has secured a stunning Showcasing filly who was really great buying! She did go through Book 2 at Karaka and in a stroke of luck for us, we were able to secure her. She has a terrific pedigree and her two-year-old full sister Xpression has already won the Group 2 Wakefield Challenge Stakes at Trentham last season and resumed with a stylish Taupo win in August 2018 over the highly regarded Santa Catarina.
This filly’s winning mum is a half-sister to Hardline who won the Karaka Million himself – and the family is packed full of elite winners at Group and Listed level …. here are just a handful some examples:
PERLIN Dual Group 1 winner Doomben Cup and Underwood Stakes (Brisbane and Melbourne)
HARDLINE Karaka Million winner
MIDNIGHT LADY Group 3 Gold Trail Stakes and Listed Welcome Stakes
JETSET LAD Group 2 Brisbane Cup, Group 3 Taranaki Cup, Listed Tattersall’s Mile (Brisbane – twice), third in Group 1 Railway and Group 1 Thorndon Mile
ORDER AGAIN Group 3 Grand Prix Stakes (Brisbane)
SKY FRONTIER Dual Listed winner (Singapore)
MIDNIGHT BABE Three-time Listed winner (Australia and NZ), runner up Group 1 Queensland Oaks
MIDNIGHT MADAM Listed Great Autumn Stakes, placed Group 2 Auckland Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes and Group 3 Invercargill Gold Cup
And many others ….
Strong and athletic, she looks a very precocious type, well capable of racing as a two year old.