May 12, 2017
At just her second career start, promising two-year-old filly Seaglass won the $40,000 Casino Prince@Vinery Maiden Plate (1200m) at Canterbury on May 10 and looks set for an encouraging spring ahead.
Following a fifth on debut in the $50,000 Passchendaele Plate (1200m) at Randwick on April 25 where she encountered a Soft 7 and an unsettled run, the daughter of Sebring appreciated firmer ground (Good 3) second time around and settled in third position along the rail under the guidance of Hugh Bowman. Heading for home the pair moved towards the middle of the track and kicked away for a long neck victory ahead of All Sassitude.
Co-trainer Paul Snowden was impressed with the USA-based Stonestreet Stables-owned filly, believing a spell and eventual step up in distance should see her be competitive during the spring as a three-year-old.
“She’s a lovely type who will improve off the back of this win. She got a little bit lost in amongst them the other day as they were all over each other – inside, outside, crossing each other’s heels. She trained on well since and today was a much straight forward affair so we’ll send her out for a break before heading in to the spring.
“She’s nice horse who’s got it all before her, and I think she’ll probably get a little bit further [in distance] as well.
Bred by Cathy Hains at Burnewang North, Seaglass is the first winner for Group 3 placed Hotel Grand mare Metonomy and at $470,000 was the second most expensive yearling by her sire sold at the 2016 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Seaglass is the 12th two-year-old winner this season for Sebring, who sired a Group 1 double last weekend.
Words: Sarah Peatling Image courtesy: Bradley Photographers
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