Promising Miss by Danehill Express

Perth Cup winning trainer Graeme Ballantyne has another promising filly coming through the ranks at his Karnup stables.

Ballantyne has won two on the trot with Miss Omeresa since claiming a career-high victory with Talent Show in the Perth Cup on New Year’s Day.

Miss Omeresa (3f Danehill Express – Matilda Waltz by Jevington) won first-up at Pinjarra on January 6 and she returned for another come-from-behind victory in the Coca Cola Hcp (1200m) on Wednesday.  “She was off the bit at the turn but got there in the last stride,” Ballantyne said.  “She’s a very relaxed filly – a bit lazy actually – and I’m sure she will eventually get over more ground.

“I took her straight to town last year but, in hindsight, probably jumped the gun.  She will have another run at Pinjarra in a couple of weeks and then we will look for something at Ascot.”

The Karnup filly is from the first-crop of Danehill Express and she brought up a running double for the Mungrup Stud sire following the win of Helder The Painter in the Racing Radio Hcp (1200m) on Wednesday.

Miss Omeresa is a half-sister to G1 Railway Stakes winner Old Fashion (Metal Storm) and other stakes winners in her immediate family by Mungrup sires include Oxidation (Metal Storm) and Like An Eagle (Oratorio).

Mungrup Stud sold her at the 2011 Perth Magic Millions.  “Jason Botica bought her for $38,000,” Ballantyne added.  “He’s a fly in – fly out worker on the oil rigs and she is the first horse he’s raced.”

Danehill Express has 23 yearlings catalogued for the Perth Magic Millions next month including 14 from Mungrup Stud.  There are also three close relations to Miss Omeresa and they are all by Oratorio (Aus) – Lots 92, 186 and 334

– Karl Patterson