Rising star Almighty Girl has scored a milestone win for co-trainer Mitch Beer and breeder Jen Fowler on the G3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
In just three starts since January 18, the Victorian-bred filly has gone from a Mornington maiden win and a narrow second at Flemington, to post a career-best victory over highly-regarded Secret Agenda on Friday night.
“Class prevailed. What a lovely horse,” Beer said after his first stakes winner in the training ranks. “Glen (Boss) said she’s untapped.”
Almighty Girl (Beneteau) was bred at Fowler’s Merrivale Farm and sold for $40,000 through the Glenelg Park consignment at the 2014 Melbourne Premier. Her dam Sybarite (Last Tycoon) is a half-sister to South African champion Laisserfaire and Australian stakes winners Foreplay and Time Thief.
Sybarite was a popular yearling at the 2000 Inglis Easter Sale when Aquanita chairman Peter Howell bought her for $280,000. Laisserfaire had not long won the G3 Kenilworth Nursery and was on her way to South African honours in 2001 and 2002.
Howell sent her to Russell Cameron but she was soon packed off to stud after an unplaced debut at Moonee Valley. The mare foaled four minor winners by Hunter Valley stallions before returning to Victoria, in foal to Beneteau, in 2012.
Fowler has a Sybarite colt on the ground by Darley Victorian sire Kuroshio and she was bred back to Blue Gum Farm stallion War (More Than Ready) in October.
Almighty Girl can improve their pedigree pages this season and Beer, who trains in partnership with Max Hinton at Mornington, reckons she has Group 1 potential. “I really want to aim her towards the spring,” he said. “But we could go to the Robert Sangster in Adelaide or Brisbane.”