Mick's Daughters Cheer!
Jun 20, 2016
Named after her ownership - raced by Michael Kent's four daughters - Four Sisters was an impressive winner at Sale on Monday.
Having only her second start, the promising daughter of the Epsom Derby winner Authorized was a hot favourite on the strength of her game debut second to subsequent Flemington runner-up Avenue Whisper at Cranbourne.
Jumping fast from the inside gate, Four Sisters was eased back to midfield by our in-form apprentice Jake Bayliss, given a lovely run along the rails.
Edging out into the clear early in the straight, Four Sisters was always travelling better than her rivals and she drew clear over the final stages to win by an easy five lengths.
"She has always shown that she has good ability," Bayliss reported, adding that she "has a good turn of foot. And once the penny drops she should mature into a nice city horse."
Michael Kent agreed, hopeful to get a city win out of her whilst she is still three whilst looking forward to seeing what she can do at four.
"I would expect her to be all the better over more ground," he said, admitting that he was confident that Four Sisters would not remain a maiden for long.
"She had come on nicely from her first start and I thought she would probably win."
Bred by Bowness Stud, Four Sisters was a bargain purchase for the stable, costing just $8000 at the 2014 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale.
A half-sister to the four times winner Kanguru, Four Sisters hails from the family of AJC Derby winner Gold Guru.