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.
“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.” trainer 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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