Group I Goal for Fastnet Filly

Superbly bred filly Miss Debutante (3f Fastnet Rock  x More Than Ready, by More Than Ready) claimed a valuable Black Type win at Scone on Saturday in the $150,000 Listed Denise’s Joy Quality.

Prepared by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, Miss Debutante was a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when breaking her maiden back in November, but has been raced sparingly since.

A speedy front running winner at Canterbury when resuming from a spell last month, Miss Debutante was ridden back in the field this time by Tommy Berry after drawing wide and the move seemed to suit.

She charged to the line to win the 1100 metre dash running away by two and a half lengths and has the overall record of four wins and a third from six starts with prizemoney topping $176,000.

“She really exploded, it was a very impressive win,” Adrian Bott said. “A different style of win.

“We saw her versatility today. She’s usually shown plenty of speed in her races but today she was able to settle off a hot speed and I loved the way she found the line.

“A brilliant turn of foot and off that you’d expect her to get over a bit further.”

A $430,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Kia Ora draft for Paul Moroney Bloodstock, Miss Debutante runs for prominent New Zealand owner/breeder Sir Owen Glenn, who will be well pleased if this Black Type win is the first of many.

“We’ve always had Brisbane in our sights and it’s good to pick up this race on the way through,” Bott said.

“Hopefully there’s still a few more up in Queensland.

“We’ll keep her to the fillies and mares grade and hopefully a race like the Tatts Tiara (Group I) over 1400m.

“If she can settle like that I think she has the scope to be very competitive.”

Miss Debutante is the first winner for More Than Real (USA), a Group II winning daughter of champion sire More Than Ready.

Miss Debutante is the 115th stakes-winner for champion sire Fastnet Rock and is his third stakes-winner from a daughter of More Than Ready.

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