Maiden Of The Week

Philizzy (AUS)

2 f Snitzel – Sovereign Duchess by Last Tycoon

O: Werrett Bloodstock (N R J Werrett), P Maneas, E P Ehsman, A R McAnulty & Mrs L McAnulty

T: Anthony Cummings

B: Baramul Stud

S: Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale V: Baramul Stud P: 2K Thoroughbreds/Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds, $340,000

W: 2YO Handicap, 1150m, January 4, Randwick-Kensington

The Anthony Cumming-trained Phlizzy staged an impressive performance in winning on debut. 

She was eased back from barrier eight and settled in second last position in the nine-runner field, tracking a fast early pace before improving into the home straight. 

The two-year-old filly then sprinted well, challenging the leaders at the 100 metre mark and finished off nicely to grab a narrow but very good win. She looks like a filly with a bright future.

Philizzy was a $340,000 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale purchase from the draft of Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud by Anthony Cummings and 2K Thoroughbreds.

Out of the winning mare Sovereign Duchess (Last Tycoon), the filly is a half-sister to Group 2 winning Toorak Handicap (Gr 1, 1600m) runner-up Sovereign Nation (Encosta de Lago) as well as multiple Group placegetter Recoinage (Flying Spur).

Sovereign Duchess is out the multiple stakes-winning mare Stoneyfell Road (Sovereign Red) who also produced the multiple Group 1 winner Princess Coup (Encosta de Lago).

Princess Coup won four Group 1s in New Zealand and was placed in the 2007 Caulfield Cup (Gr 1, 2400m) before finishing runner-up in the 2008 Australian Cup (Gr 1, 2000m), Ranvent Stakes (Gr 1, 1900m) and BMW Stakes (Gr 1, 2400m). 

She was also crowned New Zealand’s 2006-07 Champion 3YO Filly and 2007-08 Champion Older Female & Stayer.

Westbury Stud offers a sister to Philizzy, catalogued as Lot 791, set to go through the ring tomorrow at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. 

Arrowfield’s champion sire Snitzel has 57 lots catalogued at this year’s Magic Millions Yearling Sale and is the third highest grossing sire after two days of selling at the Gold Coast.