Glenlogan Park residents Show A Heart and Bradbury’s Luck sired a couple of dominant winners on Saturday and both gallopers have Group 1 assignments on the horizon.
Show A Heart’s very promising three year-old Belle De Coeur made a stunning city debut at Rosehill for young south coast trainer Luke Price. The victory stamped the filly as a real horse of the future – she overcame a bad alley and significant interference before bursting clear to win the Diocesan Development Fund Hcp (1200m) by almost three lengths.
Price immediately nominated the G1 Myer Classic at Flemington as her spring carnival target after the breathtaking victory. “I think the sky’s the limit with her,” Price said. “She is very, very good and still has plenty to learn. She is quality with a capital Q.”
Belle De Coeur (3f Show A Heart – Harmony Hall by Minardi) was a $135,000 buy from Glenlogan Park at the 2011 Gold Coast Magic Millions. Her dam is a Sydney winning half-sister to NZ G2 winners Belle Femme (Zeditave) and Flying Babe (Flying Spur).
Another Glenlogan Park product headed towards a Group 1 date is classy Bradbury’s Luck mare Fire Up Fifi.
Brisbane trainer Rob Heathcote has her ticking over superbly this preparation and she proved way too good for her opposition when taking out the LR Spear Chief Handicap (1500m) at Eagle Farm.
“It was lovely the way it worked out,” Heathcote said. “The track suited her down to the ground and, when the opportunity presented, she quickly put them away.”
Fire Up Fifi (5m Bradbury’s Luck – Manicured by West By West) will now be set for the G1 Tatts Tiara. She made $5,500 out of the Baraton Stud consignment at the 2009 Magic Million 2YO Sale and has earned $325,000 for owner Graham Billinghurst.
Her dam Manicured was exported to South Korea in 2009. She is a half-sister to Saratoga stakes winner Identity (Personal Flag).