Tuesday, 23 January 2018
Miss Wahoo has continued her rise up the ranks for trainer Tony McEvoy with a record-breaking victory at Morphettville.
The Master Of Design filly broke the 1300m course record on the Parks circuit clocking 1.16.60s in the James Boags Premium Hcp. That lowered the previous mark set by Bagman six years ago.
She had a long-head to spare after a duel down the straight with heavily-backed Victorian mare Freehearted on Saturday. “My filly just did not want to lose,” jockey Jamie Kah declared. “I thought we were in trouble when we were headed but she’s all heart.”
Miss Wahoo will now be set for the G3 The Vanity (1400m) at Flemington on February 17.
The lightly-raced filly had won first-up at Morphettville on Boxing Day after time off recovering from knee surgery. “She had a bone chip removed after pulling up lame at Sandown 12 months ago and we’ve taken our time bringing her back,” McEvoy revealed. “To win second up at 1300 metres and in track record time, speaks volumes for the filly.
“I’ve always believed she was a black-type quality galloper,” McEvoy said. “She was stakes-placed in the Debutant at Caulfield last season and I think she can go to that level again.”
Miss Wahoo is one 27 individual winners this season by Greta West Stud stallion Master Of Design. His last-start Geelong winner Knight Commander is another lightly-raced sprinter with the potential to keep progressing for trainer Darren Weir.
Knight Commander won on debut at Kyneton in November and put more than three lengths on his rivals at Geelong a fortnight ago. “I was able to conserve his energy before coming off the leader’s back in the straight,” jockey John Allen said. “He’s got ability and a lovely turn-of-foot.”
Master Of Design (Redoute’s Choice) has 3 colts catalogued for the Adelaide Magic Millions yearling sale on March 13. First to parade is Lot 30, Mill Park Stud’s half-brother to G3 SAJC Chairman’s Stakes winner Waging War.