G1 Plan for Vancouver Filly
Anthony Cumming has lofty plans for talented filly Chill (3f Vancouver x Terrestria, by Encosta de Lago), who cast off maiden status at Randwick on Wednesday with a stylish win at her second run back from a spell.
Pitched into the deep end when resuming from a spell in the Listed ATC Rosebud Stakes won by Paulele, Chill could finish only seventh on that occasion, but took good benefit from the run.
Dropped back to maiden class and stepped up to 1250m, Chill raced on the pace for Kerrin McEvoy and was tenacious to the line in beating Wolves by three-quarters of a length.
Entered for the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas, Chill has always been held in high regard by her trainer and ran in the Group II ATC Reisling Stakes on debut and also contested the Group I ATC Sires Produce last season at two.
“She’s always looked like she was capable of winning better races and she’ll go back to that level now,” said Anthony Cummings.
“She’ll go towards the Flight Stakes and better races. She comes from the same family as Outback Prince and Hotel Grand that were both great horses for the stable and we think she can live up to that.”
Chill runs in the colours of Group I winner Prince Fawaz and was a $40,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Widden Stud draft.
Bred by Bangaloe Stud, Chill is the fourth winner from Terrestria, an unraced half-sister by Encosta de Lago to Group I winners Outback Prince and Hotel Grand.
A full sister to Chill was offered at Inglis Classic this year and snapped up by Anthony Cummings for $50,000.
Chill looks a nice prospect for Vancouver, who sired Vangelic to finish third in the Group I ATC Flight Stakes last year. The Golden Slipper winning son of Medaglia D’Oro stands this spring at a fee of $22,000.