It was an exciting moment for the Snowden team and the connections of Ghaanati to see the filly step out in style on debut at Flemington on 4 June.

Ghaanati, the half-sister to Group 1-winner-turned-stallion Pride Of Dubai scored an impressive win the in Next Generation Sprinters Series (1100m).

Following Ghaanati’s win, team Snowden’s Melbourne representative Andrew Angelone observed:

“She’s very good out of the gates so we were worried that she would be exposed early,”

“She did get some (cover) but she was still a bit green and once she found the rail she lengthened out and let go.”

Ghaanati following her debut win at Flemington on 4 June 2022. Photo by Pao Ma Photography

The strength of the win, coupled with pedigree, would suggest the two-year-old filly will continue to improve and only appreciate stepping out over further ground.

Champion jockey Damien Oliver agrees that there is plenty of improvement to come with the filly.

“She’s a nice filly, still a little bit new but I liked the way she quickened up when I asked her,” Oliver said.

“She’s still quite unexposed … there’s not a lot of her but she’s got more scope for improvement for sure.”