Holy Cow! A winner!
Oct 31, 2014
It may have taken a little while longer than expected for the talented Holy Cow to break her maiden but she it in style stepping up to 1600m at Moonee Valley last Friday night.
Booting through from her inside gate to take the lead, Holy Cow was pressured from 900m out but she was not to be deterred – digging deep when challenged over the final stages and putting on display her considerable class.
Noting that he has “always had a big opinion” of the daughter of Teofilo, Michael Kent is keen for Holy Cow to earn black-type on the back of her close-up fourths in Listed races at her first two starts last spring.
Given time, having just a short autumn campaign, Holy Cow has been maturing steadily and the stable expect big things of her in the future.
A filly who normally settles back and finishes on strongly, Holy Cow went against her usual racing style when leading at Moonee Valley – Kent explaining that “to get her maiden out of the way” he decided to have her ridden how the track was playing.
Saluting by a soft ¾ length for Jackie Beriman, Holy Cow was having her first run at the mile and it is no surprise that she ran it out so strongly with her stakes placed dam Mermaid Island being a half-sister to the Irish 1000 Guineas winner Nightime.
Hailing from a strong European family, Holy Cow was a $150,000 2012 Easter Yearling Sale purchase for long time stable supporter Rick Jamieson and she races in his all black colours.
Thanks to Grant Courtney for the winning photo.