Foxy filly blooms in The Rosebud

She’s A Fox stamped herself a genuine Group 1 contender in the LR The Rosebud (1200m) at Warwick Farm on Saturday.

She’s A Fox (3f Fastnet Rock – Forest Native by Forest Wildcat) was all the rage firming into a $1.40 favourite on the back of a superb fresh win at the tail end of July.  Second-up, she accelerated in the straight to score by nearly four lengths from Urquidez (Street Sense) and Secret Delight (Encosta De Lago).

A filly with immense promise, She’s A Fox was bred and sold for $600,000 by Luskin Park Stud at the 2011 Inglis Easter yearlings sale.

Bookmakers immediately cut her Golden Rose quote to $8 for the Group 1 at Rosehill on September 15.  But trainer Anthony Cummings is undecided whether to take on the colts in that race or stick to the Princess Series.

“It was a fairly comprehensive win,” Cummings said.  “She gave them all a start and a beating in a race that was run a little bit against horses from that spot.  She looks to have a very bright future.”

She’s A Fox is the first stakes winner of the season for Australia’s champion sire Fastnet Rock.  She is a younger sister to Group 1 winning sprinter Foxwedge.  They are from North America bred mare Forest Native who was stakes placed at Santa Anita.

Luskin Park offered her latest Fastnet Rock at the 20112 Inglis Easter yearling sale but the filly failed to reach a $300,000 reserve.