Promising blue-blooded filly Pattini (3f High Chaparral x Skates, by Danehill) turned in a pleasing debut at Seymour in Victoria on Thursday.
She was posted wide for the entire 1300 metre trip from an outside gate, but surged to the front turning for home and kept finding all the way to the line for Glen Boss in a determined display.
Prepared by Mark Kavanagh, Pattini sports the colours of her breeder John Camilleri (Fairway Thoroughbreds) as she was retained to race, which is not surprising as she is the first filly left by terrific producer Skates since Group I winner Juste Momente, born in 2003.
A stakes-placed Danehill daughter of dual Group I winner Skating, Skates has had 10 foals to race for nine winners with Juste Momente joined by stakes-winner Captain Coltish and this year’s Listed ATC Breeders Plate winner Vancouver.
The 18 year-old is still going strong and produced a top class colt by Golden Slipper winner Pierro this spring at Segenhoe Thoroughbreds.