Filly does family proud at Sandown

Filly does family proud at Sandown20 Jul 2022

A family littered with black-type performers produced another potential future stakes contender on the Hillside course at Sandown where the race day covers came off Proscenium Arch.

Born and raised here at Cambridge Stud, the Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young-trained juvenile daughter of So You Think jumped straight to the front and eased clear in the run home to post a smart debut win by 3.75l over 1300 metres.

“That was great, she has showed us a lot at home and she really let down nicely,” Young said.

“There’s a 1500 metre race back here in a fortnight, but we’ll see how she does and we’re big in giving fillies more time if they need it.”

From a mare we sourced at the Gold Coast, Proscenium Arch was ridden at Sandown by Craig Newitt.

“She’s a lovely filly and has done everything right so far. She relaxed well and it was more or less checkmate with 600 metres to run,” he said. “She’s got gate speed and has really good upside.”

Proscenium Arch is out of It’s Our Showtime, who is a half-sister to the G1 Railway Stakes winner Inspirational Girl.

Proscenium Arch is the first foal of It’s Our Showtime, who was successful on two occasions and a Showcasing mare we purchased at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale for A$150,000 with David Redvers and Bruce Perry.

She was carrying Proscenium Arch at the time and we subsequently offered the filly at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale where she was knocked down to Busuttin Racing and Clarke Bloodstock for $220,000.

It’s Our Showtime‘s second foal, a colt by Almanzor, was secured by Perry at Karaka this year for $675,000 and the dam produced a son of Merchant Navy in 2021.