Stakes Potential for High Chaparral Filly

Exciting prospect High Above (3f High Chaparral x World Event, by Zabeel) looked a filly of real spring potential when she bolted in at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

Prepared by Anthony Cummings, High Above improved on her debut third at Canterbury two weeks ago to score a resounding five length win in the fillies maiden over 1400 metres.

She made light of the Heavy 10 conditions to travel sweetly in second place before racing right away to win as she pleased.

High Above has always impressed her trainer, who expects the filly to measure up to the better grades as she has been entered for races such as the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas and Spring Champion Stakes.

“She could go to Newcastle for the Spring Stakes, she’s hitting her form at the right time for some nice races in the spring,” he said.

“She’s a high quality filly. It’s a matter of what steps she take from here but she’s always struck us as a very good filly and I think she’s up to that standard.”

Another smart homebred for Gooree Stud, High Above is one of three winners from ill-fated World Event, a full sister to Group III winner Matras and half-sister to Group III winner Romantic Moon.

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