Serene Majesty Stakes Claim for Spring Riches

Aug 13, 2015

Jockey Blake Shinn gave a glowing appraisal of Serene Majesty at Canterbury on Wednesday after the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained filly proved a class above her rivals in a three-year-old fillies’ maiden.

Serene Majesty ($2.15 fav) made a mess of her opposition in the TAB.com.au Plate (1250m), racing away for a 5-1/4 length win.

The daughter of Fastnet Rock pinged the gates but had horses kicking up inside before jockey Blake Shinn eventually crossed at the 800 metre mark to sit outside the leader.

Once the field turned for home, Shinn gave Serene Majesty some rein and she exploded away.

"That was awesome, ultra-impressive,” Shinn said.

"The blinkers obviously sharpened her up and it was a sign of a filly going places.

"She settled so well and she’s probably going to be better following horses but it couldn’t have been more impressive.”

Co-trainer Peter Snowden has nominated the filly for the Group I Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield on October 10 and believes the $400,000 yearling purchase can measure up during the spring carnival.

"The Group races are not far around the corner and it’s a big jump from here to those sort of races but quite often in the past I’ve found fillies of this ability that are able to do it pretty early,” Snowden said.

"I think there’s some upside to her, she’s going somewhere.”

The Bart and James Cummings-trained Way Too Good ($6.50) filled second place, a long head in advance of Gone To Paris ($31) from the Paul Perry yard.

Anthony Cummings’ debutante Ritzy ($41), a half-sister to 2012 Victoria Derby winner Fiveandahalfstar, finished close up in fourth

Tom Walter - Racenet

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