Brilliant Debut Winner for Deep Field
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday May 8
The powerful Tony McEvoy stable unleashed a brilliant debut winner by Deep Field at Balaklava on Wednesday with promising filly Xilong racing to an easy victory as a hot favourite.

Xilong as a yearlingShe led all the way and was never challenged in winning the 1140 metre maiden by two lengths.

A $360,000 Inglis Easter purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing from the Newgate Farm draft, Xilong was foaled and raised at Newgate Farm and is the third winner for Group III winner Pane in the Glass.

Newgate Farm sold a Snitzel filly from Pane in the Glass for $300,000 at Inglis Easter this year and she has a weanling filly to follow by Capitalist. Pane in the Glass is now in foal to another of the Newgate Farm young guns in Russian Revolution.

Xilong is the 12th first crop winner for Deep Field, who stands at a fee of $44,000.