Caulfield trainer Mick Price declared Cailin Miss a classic filly of the future after the LR Oaklands Plate (1600m) at Morphettville on Saturday.
Cailin Miss (2f Domesday – Partygoer by Mossman) came from last at the half-mile to win by more than two lengths from fancied colts Royal Standing (Stratum) and Light Up Manhattan (Manhattan Rain).
Bred and sold by Corinella based Lauriston Thoroughbred Farm, she was racing for only the second time after being soundly beaten at Bendigo on March 27. “She will stay all day,” Price said. “I’m sending her out now to be set for the Victorian Oaks.”
The Oaklands Plate is steeped in history and has been the launching pad for Group 1 winners going as far back as Comic Court (1947) who went on to win a Melbourne Cup. Goglio (1958) sired Victorian Oaks winner Goliette while Pago Pago (1963) also won a Golden Slipper and Out Of Danger (1975) a Blue Diamond.
In more recent editions, Tully Thunder (2001) added a SAJC Australasian Oaks, Hydrometer (2002) was beaten a nose by Helenus in a Victorian Derby and Romneya (2008) won a Moonee Valley Classic.
Price bought Cailin Miss for $32,000 at the 2013 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale and cut her out to a syndicate comprising Richard Betts, Jose Blanco, Leona Blanco, Joseph & Maureen Bounader, Stephen Boyce, Arthur Darivas, Nigel Grigg, Colin Phillips and Jez Smith.
“Winning second-up over a mile as a two-year-old tells you something about her,” Price continued. “She’s a big, rangy filly with a beautiful set of lungs.”
Cailin Miss is by Darley Victoria sire Domesday whose first-crop filly Divorces won the G3 Thousand Guineas Prelude at Caulfield.
Lauriston Thoroughbreds owners Kevin and Tanith O’Brien raced her dam Partygoer to wins at Doomben (2) and Toowoomba (2). The mare is from the extended family of Victorian Derby winner Brewery Boy.
Mount Gambier trainer Michael O’Leary bought Partygoer’s yearling colt by Bianconi from the O’Briens for $26,000 at the Adelaide Magic Millions in March.