Oaks Contenders Step Out at Moonee Valley
Tara Madgwick - Monday, 13 March 2017
Impressive wins for progressive fillies Cassadee and Montoya's Secret at Moonee Valley on Monday will have their connections thinking Oaks.

Cassadee as a yearlingThe Redoute's Choice x Zabeel cross produced champion filly Samantha Miss and also improving filly Cassadee, who notched her third win from six starts for the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott.

An easy last start winner at Sandown, Cassadee led all the way and relished the 2040 metres to bolt in by nearly three lengths.

The talented filly carries the colours of George Altomonte's Corumbene Stud, but is not a homebred having been purchased at the Magic Millions from the Arrowfield Stud draft by Corumbene for $280,000.

She is a half-sister to stakes-placed Donelle and is the second winner from Avarice, a Zabeel three-quarter sister-in-blood to Group III winner Our Yangtze River from the family of Group I winners Riverina Charm, Benfica and Neroli.

Every bit as impressive as Cassadee in winning the next race on the program was the Leon and Tory Corstens trained High Chaparral (IRE) filly Montoya's Secret.

Montoya's Secret as a yearlingMontoya's Secret carried 59 kg to a four and a half length win in the 1600 metre contest and has the overall record of two wins and four placings from nine starts.

A $130,000 NZB Premier purchase for Bahen Bloodstock/ Malua Bloodstock from the Phoenix Park draft, Montoya's Secret is a half-sister to Group III winning stayer Delago's Secret from Group I placed Thunder Gulch (USA) mare Divine Secret.

Cassadee and Montoya's Secret are both entered for the Group I ATC Australian Oaks (2400m) on April 8.

Race 4 - Jeep City Hawk (Bm64) - 1600m
Class: Benchmark 64. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:36.76. Sectional Time: 0:36.24 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $40,000 - 1st: $22,000 2nd: $7,200 3rd: $3,600.
 1   Montoya's Secret T: L and T Corstens J: S W Arnold

3f   High Chaparral (IRE) x Divine Secret (Thunder Gulch (USA) )
 Lot 542 2016 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale
Vendor - Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
Buyer - Inglis As Agent  $37,500
 2 4.5 Ana Royale T: S J Webb J: D Dunn
3f   Anacheeva x Sacha Royale (Fasliyev (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 5.5 Star Patriot T: Todd Balfour J: J Mott
3f   Golden Snake (USA) x Gold Patriot (Made Of Gold (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 5.8 Winkelmann (NZ) T: D T O'Brien J: D Oliver
3f   Rip Van Winkle (IRE) x Crepe De Chine (NZ) (Pins )
 5 5.9 Bright Lights Baby T: C J Waller J: Chris Symons
3f   Manhattan Rain x Arctic Light (More Than Ready (USA) )
 6 7.1 Gran Tryphena T: Lee and Anthony Freedman J: J Bowman
3f   Smart Missile x Hunters Heroine (Reset )
 7 7.4 Bewildering T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Beau Mertens
3f   Husson (ARG) x Allez Wonder (Redoute's Choice )
 8 9.2 Shaanxi City T: J F Moloney J: Jordan Childs
3f   Ilovethiscity x Shaanxi (Yallah Prince )
 9 9.4 Above Authority T: D K Weir J: B Rawiller
3f   Authorized (IRE) x Acatabove (Catbird )
 10 15.9 Belle Du Sud (NZ) T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: S Baster
3f   Savabeel x Croix Du Sud (NZ) (Howbaddouwantit (USA) )
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