Frankel blue-blood wins on debut
Mar 21, 2021
When a blue-blooded filly by Frankel makes a winning debut we like to know more.
Trained by Ciaron Maher and David Eustace, three year-old filly Steinem was easy in the market, but charged to the line to win running away over 1400m at Pakenham on Thursday.
A $400,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Esker Lodge draft for Ciaron Maher Racing, Steinem runs for a syndicate that includes her breeders Australian Thoroughbred Bloodstock and Frank Cook’s Mystery Downs in whose colours she runs.
Foaled in the UK, Steinem is the first foal of Thai Noon (IRE), a winning Dansili daughter of stakes-winner Alsace Lorraine, a grand-daughter of Champion French 2YO Filly Miss Tahiti, the dam of Group I Newmarket Thousand Guineas winner Miss France, who is also by Dansili.
Thai Noon had a colt by Frankel that made $500,000 at Inglis Easter last year when bought by Michelle Payne Racing / Sardar Azmoun.
She has no yearling for the sales this year, but did have a Pierro filly off a late service in 2020.
Frankel has a great record in Australia with 22 winners from 35 runners highlighted by six stakes-winners – Mirage Dancer, Hungry Heart, Miss Fabulass, Finche, Frankely Awesome and Significance.
He has six entries for Inglis Easter.
Tara Madgwick (Breednet)
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