The open three year-old fillies event at Caulfield on Saturday was won in dominant fashion by exciting Darci Brahma filly Leotie.

An $80,000 Inglis Easter purchase for Rockmount / Randwick Bloodstock from the Bell View Park draft, the Henry Dwyer trained Leotie showed her class last start with a close second to I Am a Star in the Group III MRC Quezette Stakes.

She confirmed her potential in this 1400 metre assignment, travelling just behind the leaders before surging clear to win by a length and a quarter, her second win from four starts.

Leotie - Grant CourtneyLeotie is entered for the Group I ATC Golden Rose (September 10) and it’s a lucrative option that may be taken up.

“She’s a really smart filly and getting her to 1400 (metres) certainly helped. Pedigree wise there’s no reason why she won’t get further.”┬átrainer Henry Dwyer.

Bred and offered for sale by South Coast nursery Bell View Park, Leotie is bred to be good as a three-quarter sister-in-blood to multiple Group II placed stakes-winner Marianne and Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks runner-up Our Miss Jones.

“She’s still got a bit to learn but she was impressive enough today,” Dwyer said.

“The Thousand Guineas has been her aim all along but if she doesn’t get there so be it – we’ll certainly give her a chance anyway.”

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