Thy’s Victory Augurs Well For Weekend

Well-related filly Thy boosted WS spirits ahead of an exciting weekend for the farm when she opened her account in Melbourne yesterday. The Peter Moody-trained filly had placed in all three of her previous appearances before posting her maiden success at Ballarat over 1600 metres.

Raced by Garry Chittick, the daughter of O’Reilly and the Gr 2 Travis Stakes winner Star Affair was a $600,000 Karaka yearling purchase. The dam is a half-sister by Star Way to the dual Gr 1 NZ 1000 Guineas and Waikato International Stakes winner The Jewel and a member of the Dennis Brothers’ prolific black-type family. Thy is a half-sister to the Gr 3 Summer Cup and Gr 1 Sydney Cup placegetter Solid Billing and the multiple South African winner Galileo’s Galaxy who has placed at the top level.

Thy’s success may prove a forerunner to further WS celebrations as Shopaholic will attempt to complete a hat-trick of wins when she contests tomorrow’s Gr 2 Kewney Stakes at Flemington. Trained by Danny O’Brien, the Pins-Splashing Out filly has won the Gr 3 Vanity and the Gr 2 Angus Armanasco Stakes at her last two appearances.

Meanwhile, Thy’s stablemate Do Ra Mi will be in action in Sydney when she takes on the Gr 3 Liverpool City Cup at Warwick Farm. Although the Savabeel mare’s best form has been on good going, but Moody said she would start regardless. “She needs the run. We are nearly forced to run her to keep her on track for races like the (Group I) Queen Of The Turf (Stakes –1500m) so we’ll just see how we go.”

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