Gorgeous grey three-year-old filly, Sentimental Miss, broke her maiden status in spectacular fashion at Otaki in the 1400 metres.
Racing Manager Matt Allnutt says she had always shown a lot of ability. “Her first preparation showed a lot of promise – she ran second on debut and fourth in the listed Castletown Stakes. But it’s nice to have that maiden win under her belt.”
Her wide barrier draw made it tough for her. She had to give the leaders a big head start but sprinted beautifully and was winning pulling away from the opposition.
Says trainer Lisa Latta, “We knew it was a big ask from the wide draw. But I was encouraged by how she came through her last race in such good order and I knew she was certainly heading in the right direction. She is a filly that appreciates the cut out of the ground and the rain-affected track was ideal for her.”
Her storming run took race callers by surprise who were unwilling to call it at the 300 or 200 but only at the 100 metres.
Says Matt, “Jockey Timothy Johnson rode her perfectly and made sure she was put into the race at the right time. The turn of foot she showed in the straight was a pleasure to watch.”
Sentimental Miss (Reliable Man x Nostalgic) will have one more run prior to the Group 3 Eulogy Stakes which is likely be the Group 3 Wellington Stakes 1600 metres for 3YOs on the 30th of November worth $100,000.