Petits procession at Moonee Valley

Street Boss youngster Petits Filous turned a two year-old sprint into a procession at Moonee Valley on Wednesday.

The Ciaron Maher trained filly led with ease before clearing out to an emphatic 6 length success in the Telstra Phonewords Hcp (1000m).  A near-black daughter of Darley Victoria stallion Street Boss, she was bred, raised and sold by Emirates Park for $65,000 at the 2014 Inglis Classic Summer yearling sale.

“If she wins like that I don’t think we have to get her out over any further in distance,” Maher reasoned.  “She’s always been really sharp and is a very professional little filly.”

Petits Filous is the second foal of Excellent Lady (Exceed And Excel) and the mare was bred back to Emirates Victoria stallion Artie Schiller last year.  She is a half-sister to G1 Mackinnon Stakes winner La Bella Dama.

Winning jockey Damien Oliver said the result was never in doubt.  “She’s got natural speed and she’s got good acceleration.  I think she’s worth going on with to the early spring.”

Street Boss (Street Cry) is a Top 10 Australian third-season sire this season with 14 winners of 29 races and $1.18 million prizemoney.  He has averaged 100 mares in five southern books at Northwood Park and will stand for an $11,000 (inc gst) fee this year.