Apache Cat lookalike Miss Vista has enjoyed a quick break at Glenfern Park following her brilliant debut in the Hygain Maiden Plate (1000m) at Ballarat.
The Victoria bred filly with a distinctive white face raced on the pace and then scattered her rivals by more than five lengths last Tuesday. “She’s always shown blistering speed at home,” trainer George Osborne said. “That’s why I was as nervous as I’ve ever been before a race.”
Miss Vista (3f Show A Heart – Cape Tycoon by Cape Cross) is a homebred for Dick Karraman who has around 20 mares on site at Glenfern Park in Romsey. He also owns The Oaks Stud in New Zealand.
“George sent her across from Kyneton to freshen up after Ballarat,” Glenfern Park manager David Phipps said just before the Easter long-weekend. “She was a super foal. She stood up 12 minutes after being born and was cantering within 20 minutes.
“Cape Tycoon has a 2yo gelding with George named Most Admired. He’s by Master Of Design and the mare has a Fighting Sun colt on the ground and is back in foal to him.”
It’s a family brimming with black-type going back to the 1970s when the Foyster brothers sold their rutile mines to breed and race fillies the calibre of Tumberlua (G3 Villiers Stakes) and her daughter Apollua (G2 Flight Stakes).
Miss Vista clocked 57.31s which isn’t far off the 1000m course record at Ballarat set by Anna’s Choice over 10 years ago. “She’s got a real high cruising speed,” apprentice Ben Allen said. “I cuddled her and then she found more. She’s definitely going to be better on top of the ground.”