Smart Debut 2YO Winner for Choisir

The juvenile fillies event at Moonee Valley on Friday night went the way of promising filly Japhils(2f v x Livonia, by Polish Precedent). Running in the colours of well-known owner Phil Sly and trained by Darren Weir, Japhils was sent out favourite from gate one with Craig Williams aboard and forged clear to win the 1000 metre dash on debut by a length . “It’s been a great month for the stable as that’s our 30th winner,” said Darren Weir. “We’ll enjoy tonight and then I’ll talk to Phil Sly before we decide on where to go next with her.” Japhils was a successful pinhook having been purchased by Paul Willetts at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale for $50,000 from the Southern Cross Breeders draft before being re-offered by Three Bridges Thoroughbreds at Inglis Premier where she fetched $105,000. Japhils is the second winner for Livonia (GB), a half-sister to stakes-winner Millstreet from the family of Group I winning fillies Give Thanks and Harayir. Choisir has a draft of 10 for the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.