Above: Flying Missile breaks her maiden in style (image Wester Racepix)
The Neville Parnham-trained filly Flying Missile earned a shot at the Group II Karrakatta Plate following a dominant performance over 1100 metres at Ascot on Wednesday to become the second Australian winner for Cable Bay (IRE).
Sent off an odds-on favourite after placing at her first three starts, Flying Missile defeated Plemont (Rommel) by three lengths with a short-head back to Rising Commodity (Super One) in third.
It was a real family affair as Smart Missile is owned by Neville and Carolyn Parnham and ridden by son Chris Parnham.
“I was very confident she would win,” Neville Parnham said.
“She will go straight to the Karrakatta now, and she will make her presence felt.
“I think she is the best (of our two-year-olds). She is very speedy, has a real will to win and doesn’t give up. That will stand her in great stead.
“The way the Karrakatta is shaping it looks like the barriers are going to be very important.
“If she draws a barrier, I’m sure she will be in it for a long way. I’m not worried about the 1200m. While she is speedy, she will run it right out. I’m confident of that.”
Flying Missile is the second foal and first runner for the Parnhams former smart racemare Magnus Missile.
Purchased at the 2012 Magic Millions Adelaide Yearling Sale for a mere $6,000, the daughter of Magnus won five and placed in three of her nine starts while banking $109,500.
Her first foal, the unraced 4yo Zoustar gelding Missile, made $200,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale.
Magnus Missile has a yearling colt by Rich Enuff and a weanling filly by Lean Mean Machine. She was covered by Playing God last spring.
Woodside Park Stud’s shuttler Cable Bay (IRE) was represented by two runners on the day.
The second was the Robert Hickmott-trained Charity Spirit, who made an impressive career debut when second behind the Sebring filly Biscayne Bay over 1300m at Sandown-Lakeside.
Coincidently, Charity Spirit is also out of a daughter of Magnus.
Article courtesy of Breednet