Apr 29, 2014
Having only her second start for the stable, the well-travelled mare Special Miss could not have been more impressive racing away to an easy victory at Kilmore on Monday.
Settling back from a wide gate for Steven Arnold, the talented five-year-old began her run out wide at the 600m – circling the field before swinging very wide into the straight.
Quickly gathering momentum, Special Miss charged to the lead at the 250m, racing clear to win by a soft 3½ lengths.
In doing so the daughter of Darci Brahma recorded the sixth victory of her 21 start career – one that has seen her win races on a variety of tracks; Grafton, Coff’s Harbour, Casino and now Kilmore.
“She is an improving mare who appears very genuine,” Michael Kent said.
“She looks a likely prospect for the staying mares races over the coming months and she seems to relish soft ground so all looks bright for her.”
Special Miss actually kicked off her career in Victoria, running third at her debut in a Cranbourne maiden in January 2012. It was in New South Wales however that she recorded her first five victories – rarely running a bad race and showing a particular liking for Grafton where she won four races.
Catching the eye with a strong late finish when making her debut for us at Sandown a couple of weeks ago, Special Miss was sent out favourite at Kilmore.
A NZ$140,000 Karaka Premier purchase bred in partnership by Sir Patrick & Lady Hogan with Lindsay Park Stud. Her dam is the Listed winner Wyndam Special whose grandam is the Linlithgow Stakes winner Nouvelle Star.