Above: Tinker McPhee after winning at Matamata (New Zealand)
Classy Nostradamus filly Tinker McPhee has been sold to the Chris Waller stable, but Kiwi race fans will see a little bit more of the 3yo in coming weeks.
She is set to line up one of the favourites in the G3 Soliloquy Stakes at Te Rapa on Saturday before taking her place in the G1 1000 Guineas next month.
The exciting daughter of Rosemont second season stallion Nostradamus will then make her way to Australia to race for clients of Chris Waller.
Current owner Australian Richard Boyd will retain a share and is excited by the prospects of the filly going forward.
“She’s pretty classy. I’ve liked the Nostradamus stock for a while and they just get better the older they get. Tinker McPhee is high class and I can’t wait until she matures further and continues to learn her race craft,” Boyd said.
Tinker McPhee won at her second race start at Matamata earlier this month and in the process dented some big reputations. That race was littered with Guineas prospects including Te Akau’s number one seed for the colts and geldings 2000 Guineas, $500,000 yearling purchase Brando. Tinker McPhee beat Brando by nearly 5 lengths in slick time.
“It was only a maiden but it was a high class field and she picked them up and spat them out,” Boyd said.
It’s understood the syndicate that race Verry Eleegant brokered the deal to secure the filly for a price in the vicinity of half a million dollars.
Nostradamus has had a good run of late with four individual winners in the past eight days, including star WA filly Clairvoyance who will run this Saturday in the Listed Belgravia Stakes at Ascot.
The son of Medaglia D’Oro is a half brother to Star Witness and stands at Rosemont in 2020 at $5500.
Tinker McPhee was bred by Victoria’s Rushton Park