Daze Delights at Debut

Mar 21, 2018

It always takes a fair bit of talent for a horse to win at debut and Island Daze looks to have a nice career in store on the back of a promising victory at Kyneton on Wednesday.

Finishing all over the top of her rivals - several of them more experienced - Island Daze hit the lead close to home, drawing clear to win by a soft 1 1/4 lengths.

"She is a nice filly who has just taken a bit of time," Mick Kent reported, adding that the daughter of super stallion Written Tycoon has been "a bit on the slight side."

"But she has always shown ability and things worked out well for her today. She got a nice run from the gate and finished off well."

"We are hoping that she can go through the winter picking up some of those fillies races in town."

Jockey Luke Nolen was happy with the performance, describing Island Daze as "a professional."

"She stepped away alright, settled into a winning spot and quickened nicely from the turn."

"For a first day at the races you can't ask for much more, she has had a good experience and she is a winner heading in right direction."

Raced by Richard May, Jill Cocks & TPS Racing (manager David Gillies), Island Daze was bred in Tasmania by Armidale Stud and is the first foal for their well related Delago Brom mare Pontington.

A Geelong maiden winner, whose latest yearling by Toronado fetched $185,000 at the recent Inglis Melbourne Premier Yeraling Sale, Pontington was served last spring by Alpine Eagle having produced an Exosphere colt in early October.

Pontington is a daughter of the two times Group winning Flying Spur mare Ponton Flyer, also dam of the stakes winners Black Vanquish and Minnesota Shark and this is also the family of stakes winners Bank Robber, Shipwreck and Northern Copy.