Satin Shoes strikes early for Flying Spur


Satin Shoes strikes early for Flying Spur

Satin Shoes became the first stakeswinner of the new season for champion sire Flying Spur with a game victory in today’s $100,000 MRC Quezette S. 1100m LR at Caulfield.

Pictured: Classy filly Satin Shoes (green & blue colours) posts her third black type win at Caulfield today. (PHOTO: Sportpix)

Trainer Clarry Conners‘ decision to send Dr Edmund & Belinda Bateman‘s 3YO filly to Melbourne early in the season paid off when she settled nicely off the pace, before hitting the lead hard and holding off Metonymy by a short half-head, with a length to Mosheen, and the Redoute’s Choice filly Glissade in fourth position.

Afterwards Conners told Racing & Sports, “We came down here to take the fillies on and at first I thought it would be a pretty easy race but going into it it did look a very hard race. I wondered whether I had done the right thing.”

“But she’s won and that’s the main thing, and she’ll only improve. She’s a very gross filly and had done super here.”

The day’s racing proved extra-special for the Batemans who also own Foxwedge, winner of the ATC San Domenico S. G3 at Rosehill from Anise and Not A Single Doubt ‘s daughter Karuta Queen.

Satin Shoes won the ATC Silver Slipper S. G2 and Widden S. LR as a 2YO, and has now won four of her six career starts, for prizemoney of $405,150. The Cressfield-bred filly is a half-sister to multiple New Zealand Group winner Zarzuela, both from Group 1 winner Star Satire, who has a yearling colt by Redoute’s Choice and is foaling again to him this spring.

Flying Spur is a permanent fixture among Australia’s leading sires, with nine stakeswinners worldwide last season, and a lifetime record of 7.3% stakeswinners to runners. He is standing the 2011 season at a fee of $49,500 inc. GST.

Tags: Archive News

LATEST NEWS

Stakes double for Arrowfield’s young guns

A pair of talented colts by Arrowfield's young sires Shalaa and Maurice powered a 90-minute stakes double at Saturday's major Melbourne and Sydney meetings...

READ MORE
Snitzel’s Generation of stakeswinners

The 8th stakeswinner from what is shaping as one of Champion Sire Snitzel's most remarkable crops is the perfectly named colt Generation...

READ MORE
Stakeswinner No. 179 for Redoute’s Choice

More than two years after his death, the many-splendoured legacy of Champion Sire Redoute's Choice radiates across Australian breeding and racing...

READ MORE