Shanghai Bobby paddock shot

First Winner for Shanghai Bobby

Champion 2YO Shanghai Bobby has broken the ice with his first winner following an impressive victory at Santa Anita on Sunday for Spirit of Shanghai (2f Shanghai Bobby x Yamato Damashii, by Tiznow).

Prepared by John Brocklebank, Spirit of Shanghai was sent off as favourite for her debut and performed up to expectation.

She broke slowly under jockey Edwin Maldonado, but quickly caught up and forged clear to win the five furlong scamper by a length in 59.13 seconds.

Spirit of Shanghai was a $72,000 purchase by her trainer at the 2016 Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall yearling sale and is one of four winners from Yamato Damashii, a placed daughter of Tiznow.

A brilliant two year-old that won all five starts at two including the Grade I Breeders Cup Juvenile, Shanghai Bobby stands at a fee of $25,000.