Promising filly Bride Salama emerged as a VRC Oaks contender with an impressive win at Sandown on Wednesday. The Anthony Cummings trained filly gave her rivals a start and beating over 1000m.
Bride Salama charged late with a brilliant turn of acceleration to score an eye-catching victory. “She’s a really nice filly and Anthony’s had high hopes for her,” said Graham Woolston, Melbourne foreman for Anthony Cummings. “I’m looking forward to seeing her over further ground.”
Winning rider Michael Walker was equally as impressed in the performance. “It’s only her fourth start because she had a lot of shin-soreness as a younger horse. She races like an Oaks horse. She gets back and drops the bit.”
Bride Salama is by Danehill’s impeccably bred son Al Maher whose first two crops included the stakes winners Majestic Music, Speedy Natalie and Epic Dragon. He stands at Emirates Park sire and his latest winner was a $90,000 buy from Attunga Stud at the 2009 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale.