Purrealist filly Flirtatious gave the Dream Girls syndicate a dream result in the Sungold Milk Maiden Plate (1000m) at Terang on Tuesday.
The Anthony Freedman trained filly was raring to go first-up after a 19 week spell. She had been unplaced on debut at Flemington during cup week but there was an air of expectation among her large syndicate of excited owners at Terang.
With good reason. Ballarat based filly They Call Me Bolt appeared to have a winning lead at the furlong until the winner reeled her in with a powerful finish along the rails.
Flirtatious (2f Purrealist – It’s Who Deanie by Fuji Kiseki) was purchased by syndicate manager Shanyn Puddy for $80,000 from the Makybe draft at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Her dam It’s Who Deanie won at Flemington on debut in February 2002 and returned to headquarters the following spring to be beaten a half-head in the G2 Wakeful Stakes. Jockey Daniel Moor believes Flirtatious will also improve with racing. “She chased the line down and won nicely,” Moor said. “She has the scope to get further.”
Flirtatious is Super VOBIS qualified and the prizemoney helped the girls to party at the Albert Park Hotel on Tuesday night. Anthony’s niece Emma Freedman also celebrated – the Purrealist filly is her first winner.
Purrealist (Tale of the Cat) has now sired four winners from his home base at Makybe. He’s in the leading division for the first-season winners title along with Patinack stallions Casino Prince (5) and Husson (4).