Group 1 beckons Bliss Street

Bliss Street is on track for her Group 1 Grand Final in Melbourne after flashing home to win the G3 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m) on Saturday.

The judge couldn’t separate the Perth based filly and Celebrity Girl when they hit the line locked together at Caulfield.  But they were split by stewards after a dramatic renewal of the Guineas Trial.

Celebrity Girl was relegated after a protest from minor placegetter Mosheen.  The official placings were then declared with Bliss Street first from Hallowell Belle and Mosheen. The erractic Celebrity Girl was declared fourth.

Bliss Street (3f Flying Spur – Jade Diva by Jade Robbery) is trained by Dan Morton at Ascot and he is looking forward to the G1 Thousand Guineas with his promising filly.  “I thought we were going to run second all the way down the straight,” he said.  “It was a really good effort as she’s come from last.

“I would have been pleased if we had run two or three lengths off them and I’m very happy with her moving forward to a mile.”

Bliss Street races for Geisel Park Stud owner Eddie Rigg in partnership with her breeders Yarraman Park.  Morton bought her for $100,000 at last year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale.

Her dam Jade Diva was a Listed winner of the MVRC Silver Jubilee Stakes and the mare has a new-season 2yo filly by Fastnet Rock.  Yarraman sold her for $500,000 to Bob Ingham at the 2011 Inglis Easter yearling sale.

Arrowfield stalwart Flying Spur has an outstanding crop of three year-olds fillies headed by Bliss Street and G2 Silver Slipper winner Satin Shoes.

Flying Spur (Danehill) will stand for a $49,500 (inc gst) fee at Arrowfield this year.