Promising filly So Distinct (3f So You Think x Doubleyou One, by Danehill Dancer) belied the lack of interest from punters to score a powerful win in a competitive fillies maiden at Mornington on Wednesday.
The Robbie Griffiths trained filly failed to flatter on debut, but turned that form on its head when travelling strongly in fourth position before bursting through a gap to win the 1500 metre contest by three quarters of a length.
A $60,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Rosemont Stud draft for Griffiths Racing/ Peter Ford Thoroughbreds, So Distinct holds an entry for the Group I VRC Oaks so connections will be delighted to have taken a promising step along that path.
Bred by Rosemont Stud, she is the first foal for Danehill Dancer mare Doubleyou One, a sister to Group I VRC Oaks place-getter Summer Bliss and grand-daughter of Group I winner Infamy.
So Distinct is the fifth Australian winner for So You Think since the start of spring.