I Am Eloquent has won an impressive three out of her six starts having galloped to victory on Saturday. The progressive filly took out the Listed MRC Jim Moloney Stakes at Caulfield in heavy conditions. It was a tough ask for the filly taking on a black type race over 1400 metres, but winning by half a length showed that she is more than capable and has gained her entry into the Group 1 MRC Thousand Guineas next month.
The filly was bred by Two Bays Farm and was purchased at the 2018 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sales for $220,000 by First Light Racing. She is the third foal of Choice Words, a Stakes winner and a Group Two placed mare out of Choisir. Two Bays Farm obviously had strong opinions for this filly after deciding to keep a share alongside First Light Racing.
“We get the thrill of racing alongside First Light Racing and Busuttin Racing,” stated Rob Carlile the manager of Two Bays Farm.
Two Bays Farm is currently having a run of form which has included Stakes winner Military Zone, 2019 Group 1 runner up Kubrick and Stakes winner Easy Eddie who was also Group 1 placed earlier this year. If all goes to plan they may well have a colt and filly in the Guineas in a few weeks’ time.
Two Bays is a small family run farm and credit is given to all past and present who have been involved in the operation.
“Jo, my wife is huge part of the team and actually foaled the filly down. The filly has always loved the wet as she was born in those conditions. We are a small team but everyone helps out,” according to Rob.
Rob from Two Bays has always kept high opinions of this filly, so perhaps there is no surprise that the filly is having the success we are seeing on the track.
“She always had a bit of class about her, a gorgeous head and the most amazing nature. We always called her ‘Darling’ as that is just what she was. She never had any nastiness and was just a quality filly ever since the day she was born.”
First Light Racing purchases 20-30 yearlings annually and were immediately impressed with I Am Eloquent on inspection. They have had previous success from a Two Bays Farm purchase which was another factor in deciding to purchase the filly.
It looks like an exciting Spring for Two Bays Farm and we look forward to seeing I am Eloquent back on the track!