A maiden is a world away from a Group 1 but Touch Me Knott’s trainer Chris Jordon was over the moon after his mare won at Doomben on Wednesday.
Touch Me Knott is closely related to Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Toorak Toff and she looked a nice type when scoring a barrier-to-box victory in the BRC Maiden Hcp (2070m) on Wednesday.
Touch Me Knott (4m Untouchable – Knotty by Canny Lad) was rated perfectly in front by Tim Bell to score by three lengths. “That was a ten out of ten ride,” Jordan claimed at Doomben. “But Larry (Cassidy) also deserves credit. He told me to step her up to 2000 metres and let her lead.”
The mare’s second dam Kushinda is a half-sister to Toorak Toff’s second dam Blixen.
Kushinda (Century) was G1 placed in the WA Oaks and Blixen (Mighty Avalanche) was a G2 winner of the Sandown Guineas.
Touch Me Knott was bred by Laurel Oak Thoroughbreds and is by former Darley sire Untouchable. A son of Danehill, he is now standing at Cornlands Stud in North Queensland.
Cornlands owner Brian Condon stands Untouchable for a $3,300 service fee. The roster also includes Sakib (Redoute’s Choice) at $2,200 and Rash Action (Our Horizon) at $1,650.