Monday, 4 June 2012
: Electrifying John Thompson filly Nechita will be spelled over the winter in preparation for a three-year-old campaign after her dominant debut win at Warwick Farm on Saturday.
| John Thompson|
Photo by Racing and Sports
The Patinack Farm juvenile, yet another daughter of unstoppable sire Fastnet Rock
, toyed with her rivals over 1100m tearing away for a 3 ½ length victory over three-time winner Diamond Earth
That came after a trio of barrier trials over the past six months, the most recent of which she won by eight lengths.
“It was very professional, she's an exciting filly,” Thompson said.
“Her first trial [on December 6] was more impressive than I've ever seen a horse have its first trial.
“To sit on a horse like Sizzling
which at the time was the favourite for the Magic Millions and to pull off his back and run past him in first gear - the writing was on the wall then.
“She'll go out for a couple of weeks and then come back in for the three-year-old fillies' series in Sydney.
“We've got to give her a chance on potential alone.”
Thompson didn't get to see Nechita
's win first-hand – he was at Eagle Farm masterminding Pear Tart
's upset win in the Group 2 Queensland Guineas (1400m).
Sent out an $18 chance by unadmiring punters, the Thompson filly led most of the trip and held out a fast-finishing Free Wheeling
to cap a memorable win. Well-backed favourite Mental
could only manage fifth.
It was Pear Tart's third straight win, but her earlier salutes this campaign had only come in Class 3 grade.
And it took a remarkable training performance from Thompson to even get his filly to the track, after she sliced her face open travelling home from Brisbane following her last win in early May.
“She hit her eye on the float after she won on the way home, and had a dozen stitches or something in her eye,” Thompson said.
“She was on Penicillin for seven days and out of work for seven days, and it was a month between runs.
“To go back on a bog track and lead them just about the whole way and dig deep that last hundred metres, it was a good effort.
“She seems to have come through it good.”
Thompson said Pear Tart's next assignment would be in the Group 1 Tatt's Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm later this month.