Flying Spur filly Soaring

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Soaring Angel lived up to her pedigree with a welcome win at Warwick on Saturday.  The Flying Spur filly scored by three lengths in the Ergon Sense Maiden Plate (1350m) for local trainer Brian Tattam.

Soaring Angel (3f Flying Spur – Princess Pelona by El Prado) will be bred to Raheen Stud sire Captain Sonador in September.  “She will be covered as soon as she’s in season,” Tattam said.  “And we will probably give her a couple of starts after she gets in foal.”

Initially trained by Desleigh Forster in Brisbane, Soaring Angel struck interference and raced greenly on debut at Doomben and then failed on a Heavy 8 at Eagle Farm.

Raheen’s Basil Nolan then sent her to Tattam and she was a good thing beaten first-up before powering home from well back on Saturday.  “I’ve known Basil for ages and we’ve leased lots of winners off him over the years,” Tattam added.  “She could have won by six on Saturday but we’re not getting too carried away.

“She’s a nice filly and pulled up well.  We will back up at the Gold Coast this Saturday as long as the track isn’t too heavy.”

Soaring Angel cost $60,000 from Torryburn Stud’s draft at the 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale.  Her USA bred dam Princess Pelona won three stakes races in Maryland but didn’t break through at black-type level until a month shy of her sixth birthday.

Princess Pelona was one of several mares that Vin Cox bought for Torryburn’s John Cornish in America and she is being given every chance at stud.  After Soaring Angel, she had fillies by Encosta de Lago and Redoute’s Choice followed by a Lonhro colt last year.

“We liked Soaring Angel a lot,” Cornish recalled.  “Very compact, correct and with very similar markings to a Flying Spur filly we raced with a great deal of success called Flying Alpha.”

Soaring Angel was the second leg of a running double for Raheen at Allman Park on Saturday.  Earlier on, former resident Shovhog sired Stand’n’stare to win the Ergon Energy Hcp for owner-trainer Ron Macrae.

Stand’n’stare is part of the same Shovhog crop as stakes performers Noisy Ocean and Tiger Pete as well as $400,000 earner Rocket To Glory.

Flying Spur filly was a runaway winner at Warwick