Last year's most expensive filly claims maiden win
Breednet - Wednesday March 13
She was the most expensive filly sold last year and she broke her maiden impressively on Wednesday bringing up a two year-old double for champion sire Snitzel.

Evening Slippers as a yearlingEvening Slippers is by Snitzel out of Flidais and is a full-sister to top class race mare Sweet Idea, winner of the Gr.1 Galaxy, and Group Two winning colt Showtime.

Not surprisingly then, she was a hit in the sale ring when offered by Arrowfield Stud at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale and made $1.8 million to the bid of Reg Inglis, John Kelly and Paul Frampton, making her the most expensive filly of the year.

Indeed, there has been no filly make more since Black Caviar's half-sister Belle Couture made $2.6 million in 2012, with a Redoute's Choice x Court filly also making $1.8 million in 2017.

On Wednesday she staged a two horse war down the straight with Godolphin's Bollywood (Sepoy x Screen) and prevailed by a head with Brazen Beau debutante Compatriot third.

"It was great to see her dig deep," said winning co-trainer Adrian Bott.

"The other horse (Bollywood) had race fitness and she'll improve even further."

"This is the filly that reminded us most of her (Sweet Idea), similar attributes and physically the closest we've seen to her sister.

"I think there's a lot of upside to her. The Percy Sykes Stakes looks ideal. The Golden Slipper has come a bit quick."

Evening Slipper is the seventh winner for her dam who has also left the Malaysian stakes winner Rush.

She has a weanling by Snitzel and was served by that stallion again last year. 
She was the second leg of a juvenile double for Snitzel, who scored earlier with Cardiff, read about him here.


Anz Bloodstock News Mdn Hcp 1000m
Warwick Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 0:58.01
1
0.2
Evening Slippers
T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Tim Clark 57
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Flidais (AUS) (Timber Country (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $1,800,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Reg Inglis/Jon Kelly/Paul Frampton
2
0.2
Bollywood
T: James Cummings J: J B McDonald 55.5
2f Sepoy (AUS) x Screen (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
3
3.0
Compatriot
T: G A Ryan J: Tommy Berry 56
2f Brazen Beau (AUS) x Tahnee Tango (AUS) (Grand Lodge (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Lucas Bloodstock Croftby Qld
B: Sun Bloodstock
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $175,000
V:Milburn Creek, Wildes Meadow, NSW
B: D Lucas (as Agent) / Phoenix Thoroughbred (11) Ltd
4
5.3
Kibibi
T: James Cummings J: G Schofield 55.5
2f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Ida (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
5
5.6
Chia
T: Brad Widdup J: C W Brown 56
2f Rubick (AUS) x Mulu Miss (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Rheinwood Pastoral Co, Mittagong
B: Jadeskye Racing / Brad Widdup Racing / Andrew William Bloodstock
6
5.9
Sweeping Statement
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Impressions (AUS) (Octagonal (NZ))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Boomer Bloodstock (FBAA)
7
6.0
Obscene
T: P and P Snowden J: K McEvoy 56
2f Not A Single Doubt (AUS) x Scenes (AUS) (Scenic (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $600,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Astute B/S (FBAA)/Lustre Lodge/Greenhaven Pk
8
7.3
Disobedient
T: M, W and J Hawkes J: B Avdulla 56
2f Dissident (AUS) x Charity Belle (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Darby Racing / De Burgh Equine
9
7.5
Birdy
T: Brad Widdup J: S Clipperton 56
2f Dawn Approach (IRE) x Sarthemare (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Book 2 $150,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: Belmont Bloodstock
10
8.5
Questing
T: David Pfieffer J: J Ford 56
2f Rubick (AUS) x It Had To Be You (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Book 2 $55,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: David Pfieffer Racing
11
11.5
Gaelic Puzzle
T: Bjorn Baker J: M J Walker 56
2f Rubick (AUS) x Slainte (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $250,000
V:Willow Park Stud Scone NSW
B: MiRunners Racing No 1