Quality Perth filly Single Spice will chase the Karrakatta Plate after she made a dashing return to the track in today’s listed Supremacy Stakes (1100m) at Ascot.
Prepared at the track by Simon Miller, Single Spice was too quick and too strong in a valuable stakes victory at just her fourth start.
“She’s come back better this time in,” Miller said. “We tried to take a sit in the trial and she didn’t agree with it.”
“She’ll strip fitter off the back of this run. I’ll speak to Knucks (Peter Knuckey, winning rider), but she’s crying out for blinkers at home.”
“I was reluctant to put them on her first up as I didn’t want her to have a super hard run. I could do it for her next run.”
“She lacks that bit of concentration and tends to only do what she has to.”
“On Tuesday morning her work was super. Patty Carbery got off her and said if she drew an alley she wouldn’t get beat.”
“She will derive a lot of benefit off this. She will go into the Gimcrack with Nightwar.”
Provided she comes through her Gimcrack run well she would almost definitely run in the state’s richest juvenile race, the $500,000 Group Two Karrakatta Plate.
The filly is raced by former champion Fremantle Dockers AFL player Peter Bell and Perth businessman Ray Meadowcroft. They also race Night War – a brave runner-up in last Saturday’s $250,000 Magic Millions Perth 2YO Classic.
“It’s good the same owners own both fillies – that way I won’t be in trouble if the wrong one wins!”
In today’s black type Perth feature Single Spice ($5) got home to beat fellow Magic Millions graduate Saxabelle ($11) by a short head. Don’t Give a Star ($6) was another half length back in third place.
Single Spice, a $20,000 purchase from the Brooklyn Lodge draft at the 2009 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale, has already earned over $88,000 from just four starts.
She is a daughter of Not a Single Doubt – a former Magic Millions graduate who’s one of the country’s hottest sires particularly through the exploits of his unbeaten juvenile sensation Karuta Queen.
Single Spice is the first named foal of the two-year-old winning Galileo mare Zaffron Gal.
Connections of Single Spice recently paid $40,000 for her full sister when offered by Maudsland Thoroughbred Spelling at the 2011 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
Winner: Single Spice (Not a Single Doubt-Zaffron Gal)
Race: WATC Supremacy Stakes LR (1100m)
Sold for: $20,000
Sale: 2009 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale
Vendor: Brooklyn Lodge
Buyer: Shane Edwards
Owner(s): PF Bell & RD Meadowcroft
Trainer: Simon Miller (Ascot)