Home Track Treble - Win No.1 She's A Showoff

Date: 8 Jun 2022

Home Track Treble - Win No.1 She's A Showoff


Handling wet conditions with aplomb, She's A Showoff (3 f Showcasing - Que Sera, by Daggers Drawn) easily won the $12,000 Maiden Fillies & Mares 1200 metres on 8 June at Matamata.

Winning for the Te Akau Showoff Racing Partnership (Mgr: Karyn Fenton-Ellis MNZM), She's A Showoff ran the fastest final 600m (34.5) for second in the Maiden 3YO 1230 metres on 29 April at Rotorua, and closed well after drawing the outside (14) in the Pearl Series Maiden 1200 metres on 13 May at Matamata, won by stable-mate Hayate (Maurice).

A quality filly from a mare that impressed winning over 1400 metres on slow ground, and subsequent good producer, She's A Showoff shaped to race well with luck from the outside gate (11) and rider Opie Bosson did his job to a nicety.

From seventh outer and seven lengths astern at the 600m, Bosson set off on a sweeping run that saw She's A Showoff quicken to lead a furlong out and pose for the photo near home.

“She skipped through it, always travelled well, and had it won a long way out,” Bosson said.

She's A Showoff beat home stable-mate and race favourite Savito (Savabeel), a filly that flew home last start, also in the race won by Hayate, and at just her third outing she appears to have a bright future. Her dam, Sauvito (Thorn Park), won both the Futurity Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m) and C F Orr Stakes (Gr. 1, 1400m) at Caulfield.

In the race sponsored by Colin West Panelbeaters, She's A Showoff ran 1200 metres in 1:15.8, last 600m in 38.7, on Heavy10 footing and held firm in betting to pay $4.30 & $1.70 on the NZ TAB tote.

“It was a really good win today, great of the owners, and she deserved it because she's had no luck with barrier draws,” said trainer Mark Walker.

“I had good feeling that she might handle a wet track and told the stable team that she could be the best for the day, given the way she galloped last Friday on a really heavy course proper. She just skipped over the ground.

“It always takes quite a bit out of them, running on these heavy tracks, so we might just give her a freshen-up after this.”

On hand to accept spoils, part-owner Rosalia Pimm explained her tie to the family of She's A Showoff.

“I was involved in bringing the great grandmother, Be Satisfied, from England, and bred French Polish, the grand-dam, who Gordon Cunningham at Curraghmore Stud has continued to breed from.

“When I saw Be Satisfied in the paddock, I said: ‘this is the one'.

“When David bought She's A Showoff at Karaka, I rushed up to Karyn to say I'd like to take a share please.”

She's A Showoff was purchased as a yearling by Te Akau principal David Ellis for $215,000 at the 2020 Karaka Book 1 Sale, from the draft of Curraghmore Stud.

“She's a lovely filly who's had a few little issues along the way, but she certainly put it all together for a really good win today,” Ellis said.

“Every time you buy a horse from Curraghmore, you know you're a big chance of ending up with a good horse because they do such a top job.

“It was good to get the quinella with filly for Garry Chittick at Waikato Stud too.”

From the final NZ crop of Showcasing, interestingly, the dam of She's A Showoff, Que Sera, was also the last foal of French Polish, so a fortunate mating.

The sire of Showcasing, Oasis Dream (Green Desert), was a terrific sprinter in Europe, winning the stallion making July Cup (Gr. 1, 1200m) at Newmarket.

She's A Showoff was strapped by Mallesh Saddari.

Photo credit - www.raceimages.co.nz


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