One to Watch – Corowa
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 12
Fairly safe to say we have never found a 'One to Watch' at Corowa, but when the last foal of a Golden Slipper winner breaks his maiden in style in the middle of winter it's only fair to give him his moment to shine.

So You ThinkThree year-old So You Think gelding Miralie is the last foal of Merlene, who won the 1996 Golden Slipper for Lee Freedman.

Trained by Vincent Nolen at Benalla, Miralie was second and third at his only two previous starts at Albury and Wodonga last month before going to the post as a short priced favourite for the 1400 metre maiden at Corowa.

He led all the way and cruised to the line to win by nearly four lengths.

A modest $35,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Daandine Stud draft for Nolen Racing, Miralie is the ninth winner from ten foals to race from Merlene, whose best offspring is South African Group II winner Merlene de Lago.

Another of her daughters is unraced Shirley, the dam of $2million earner and Group I winner Dear Demi, while the family has also produced another Golden Slipper winner in Capitalist.

Being by So You Think, Miralie has a real mix of speed and stamina in his pedigree so it will be interesting to see his career unfold.


Corowa Race Club Mdn Plate 1400m
Corowa Track: Heavy(8) Time: 1:24.35
1
3.8
Miralie
T: V T Nolen J: J Duffy 59
3g So You Think (NZ) x Merlene (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $35,000
V:Daandine Stud, Goomburra, Qld
B: Nolen Racing $35,000
2
3.8
Bay Lane
T: S Spackman J: Brooke Sweeney 59
4g Zariz (AUS) x Amber Virtue (AUS) (Mull Of Kintyre (USA))
3
5.6
Belchamp
T: Logan McGill J: Lewis German 54
3f Domesday (AUS) x My Southern Bell (NZ) (Octagonal (NZ))
4
6.1
Lady Mironton
T: W G Carroll J: Simon Miller 57
3f Al Maher (AUS) x Celtic Bloom (AUS) (Celtic Swing (GB))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Lincoln Farm, Blandford
B: Kehigh Developments $10,000
5
11.9
Southern Silver
T: K L Corstens J: J Keating 57
4m Myboycharlie (IRE) x Richly Deserved (AUS) (Carnegie (IRE))
6
13.2
Miss Forbidden
T: T G Sutherland J: B Vale 57
4m Dream Ahead (USA) x Bidden (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
7
13.9
Dottledo
T: G M Duryea J: Ms R Prest 57
4m Zariz (AUS) x Dawn Recital (AUS) (Desert Sun (GB))
8
14.0
Tixson
T: Ms M Russell J: Ms A Bryan 57
4g Tickets (AUS) x Laureate Lady (AUS) (Clear Choice (USA))
9
15.2
Mississippi Sting
T: Graham Hulm J: Ms K Nisbet 59
3g Sepoy (AUS) x Double Down Dixie (USA) (Dixie Union (USA))
10
16.6
Bramlago
T: A Fitzgerald J: M Heagney 59
4g Bramshaw (AUS) x Miss Vienna (AUS) (Savoire Vivre (GB))
11
18.0
Heza Jolly Swagman
T: A Aquilina J: Billy Owen 59
5g Shellscrape (AUS) x Matilda (AUS) (Real Quiet (USA))
12
34.6
The Script
T: Ms M Jones J: B P Ward 59
6g Dylan Thomas (IRE) x Twiggy Summit (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
13
35.5
Diamare
T: A Waddell J: J Baldock 57
7m War Pass (USA) x Stefani (AUS) (Royal Academy (USA))
14
37.0
Archie's Payday
T: G A Osborne J: N Souquet 59
3g Dash For Cash (AUS) x For Archie (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))