Super Chilled Makes it a Churchill Double at Canterbury
Churchill made it a winning double on the night at Canterbury when the Chris Waller trained filly Super Chilled (3f Churchill x Ocean Fleet, by Fastnet Rock) beat older rivals to win the Benchmark 64 event over 1550m.
Backing up from a maiden win over the same course on December 16, she was again ridden by James McDonald and enjoyed a good run in transit tracking the leader before powering clear to hold off all challengers and win by a neck.
With two wins and two placings from nine starts, Super Chilled has won just shy of $100,000 and was a bargain yearling purchase, snapped up for $70,000 at Karaka Book 1 by Mulcaster Bloodstock / Chris Waller Racing from the Curraghmore draft.
Super Chilled is the best of three winners from Fastnet Rock mare Ocean Fleet, a Geelong maiden winner from two starts and a half-sister Group II placed Secrets Only and to the dam of stakes-winner Wannabe ‘n’ Paris. The family also features Imperador, a dual Group I winner in Argentina.
A half-sister to Super Chilled by Saxon Warrior made $50,000 at Karaka earlier this year and Ocean Fleet has a yearling filly by Magna Grecia.
Both earlier winner Cigar Flick and Super Chilled are from daughters of Fastnet Rock, the nick having produced seven winners so far in Australia and Europe.