SummerBliss in Spring

Oct 04, 2012

Exciting filly Summerbliss gave notice that she is a horse to follow with an impressive debut victory at Ballarat on Wednesday.

Trapped wide for much of the race, the daughter of Danehill Dancer began her run from the 600m - cruising up to her rivals at the turn, hitting the lead at the 300m and drawing clear.

Saluting by a solid 1 3/4 lengths, Summerbliss was doing her best work over the very final stages and Michael Kent was taken with the style of her victory.

"It didn't worrry me that she sat wide," he said, "as it enabled her to make the  most of her big, long action."

"She was able to get rolling without any hinderance," he said, adding that he considers her "a nice Oaks type."

Due to race just once more before contesting the VRC Oaks in November, Summerbliss will run in the Ethereal Stakes - a 2000m race for three-year-old fillies - on Caulfield Cup Day.

Summerbliss is raced by Gilgai Farm's Rick Jamieson who has already enjoyed Oaks success - Absolutely taking out the AJC version of the Classic last year.

A $190,000 Easter yearling selected by renowned bloodstock agent Dermot Farrington, Summerbliss is a full sister to the dual city winner Dance Idol.

Bred on the highly successful Danehill/Sadler's Wells cross, she is out of the imported Distinctly, a daughter of the Gr.1 Woodbine International Stakes winner Infamy.

Her family is a high class international one, its members also including the big race winners High Hawk, In The Wings, High Rise, Zomaradah, Dubawi, Virginia Waters and Chachamaidee.