Street Boss three year-old Petits Filous continued her unbeaten run at Flemington on Saturday with a dominant victory in the LR Cap d’Antibes Stakes (1200m).
The Emirates Park bred flyer exploded to a winning break at the furlong and was eased down by Damien Oliver to score by two-lengths. “She just keeps taking the next step,” trainer Ciaron Maher said. “You never really know how they’re going to handle going down the straight for the first time but she settled and put them away pretty easily.”
Petits Filous (3f Street Boss – Excellent Lady by Exceed And Excel) was a $65,000 purchase from Emirates Park at the 2014 Inglis Classic yearling sale. “She’s got that explosive acceleration which sets her apart.” Oliver declared after returning to scale. “She’s getting better with every run and has got a huge future,”
Maher indicated her next assignment will be the LR Blue Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield. A challenge against the colts is also a possibility in the G1 Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) back at Flemington on October 31.
Street Boss (Street Cry) stands at Darley’s Northwood Park property for $11,000 (inc gst) and his first Australia bred crop has average an amazing $75,000 in earnings per starter. Apart from Petits Filous, they include the stakes winning sprinters Thiamandi and The Quarterback.
Petits Filous is the first foal of a half-sister to Group 1 winner La Bella Dama. Her dam Excellent Lady foaled a colt by Emirates Park Victoria sire Artie Schiller on August 20.