Pride of Dubai Mare Sirileo Miss Wins G3 Ladies Vase
Quality mare Sirileo Miss (5m Pride of Dubai x She’s Sirius, by Galileo) showed her appreciation for the track and distance when going back-to-back in the Group III MRC Catanach's Ladies' Day Vase (1600m) at Caulfield.
Ridden by Ben Melham for Warrnambool-based trainer Symon Wilde, Sirileo Miss led all the way to defeat Belle Plaisir by one and a quarter lengths.
A $60,000 purchase by Wilde Racing from the Miranda Park draft at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, Sirileo Miss advances her record to six wins, three seconds, and a third from 16 starts with earnings of $456,450.
“Symon was worried about her first-up because he was unable to get gallops into her,” Melham said.
“She peaked the other day, although she got going again through the line. The ground here today was a concern, but Symon was adamant she would handle it.
“I knew she would have to be fit because the path we coursed was quite away off the fence. That was a concern second up at this trip, but Symon is a very good trainer and proved that here today.
“She travelled strongly in front, and they headed her on the turn, so it was a good tough effort to fight back and win.”
Bred by Miranda Park’s Gary O’Meara, Sirileo Miss is a half-sister to stakes-placed Sophia's Choice and is the best of seven winners from terrific producer She’s Sirius.
Purchased by Miranda Park Bloodstock for $75,000 at the 2017 Inglis Australian Broodmare Sale, She’s Sirius is a half-sister by Galileo to Listed VRC Ottawa Stakes winner Spectrolite.
She’s Sirius foaled a filly by King’s Legacy on August 28.