Maili (Yes Yes Yes) canterbury 750

Sydney Metro Winner for Yes Yes Yes

Breaking her maiden with a speedy front running performance at Canterbury on the holiday Monday in Sydney was the Brad Widdup trained filly Maili (2f Yes Yes Yes x Lanikai, by I Am Invincible).

Maili had race fitness on her side at her third run back from a spell and sped through the heavy ground to open up a good lead turning for home under Zac Wadick.

She had enough left to fight off the challengers scoring a half length win in the 1250m fillies maiden after chasing home quality fillies Tehina and subsequent stakes-winner Clean Energy at her two previous runs this preparation.

A $300,000 Magic Millions purchase for BK Racing from the Tyreel Stud draft, Maili is a half-sister to stakes-winner Kalino and is the third winner from metro winning I Am Invincible mare Lanikai, who comes from the family of Group I winners River Dove, Captivant and Crown Prosecutor.

Lanikai produced another filly last spring by Yes Yes Yes and is now in foal to Pierro.

Maili is the first Sydney metro winner for Yes Yes Yes, who has sired four stakes placed runners – Flattered, Nymphadora, Yes Lulu and Let’s Go Barbie.

The Everest winner stands this spring at a fee of $19,250.