Former Patinack Farm filly Finality was a surprise first-up winner for her new connections at Ascot on Wednesday.
Finality (3f Husson – Curtains by A P Jet) was a $15 outsider on debut in Perth but defied that quote with a determined victory in the Playeronline Hcp (1400m). “I expected her to run a good race because she had shown us a bit in the mornings,” trainer Paula Wagg said. “But the tracks are harder over here compared to Queensland and she was running the reverse way for the first time.”
Wagg purchased Finality for $24,000 at the Patinack Sale on the Gold Coast last November. The filly had won a Sunshine Coast maiden over 1600m for trainer John Thompson.
“She had only run at Eagle Farm two days before the sale and was as sound as a bell,” Wagg added. “I was at the Gold Coast for the Ready To Run Sale but was on the look-out for a well-bred filly that would eventually make a suitable broodmare.”
Patinack owner Nathan Tinkler imported her dam Curtains from the USA in August 2008. Second-dam Clabber Girl (Alydar) was a G1 winner of the Top Flight Hcp at Aqueduct and third dam Jedina (What a Pleasure) was a stakes winning half-sister to champion sire Fappiano.
– Karl Patterson