Flamebird produces hot performance at Ruakaka

Flamebird produces hot performance at Ruakaka5 Oct 2022

Flamebird added her name to the family roll of honour at Ruakaka where she posted an early winning strike with a minimum of fuss.

Our well-related daughter of Shooting To Win showed good gate speed to cross from the outside gate and sit outside the leader before lengthening stride in the run home for rider Ashvin Goindasamy to score with authority.

Trainer Lance Noble had produced the three-year-old to finish runner-up at the first time of asking on the synthetic track at Cambridge where she did a fine job for Goindasamy after being caught three wide without cover.

“She had only had one trial before that and learned a lot. She was very professional this time and young Ashvin rode her really well,” Noble said.

“He nursed her around the corner and when he asked her, she quickened up nicely.”

Flamebird holds a nomination for the G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas, but a future plan has yet to be confirmed.

“That may come up a bit too quickly, I’ll have to talk to Brendan and Henry. She is a nice filly and has a little bit of an attitude, not nasty but just tough like a lot of the better fillies.”

We bred Flamebird and she is a half-sister to five winners, including Hiflyer who was twice successful at Group 3 level and dual Group 1 placegetter.

Their dam Lady Firebird is out of the stakes winner Miss Powerbird, a half-sister to the G1 Hong Kong Mile winner Lucky Owners and to the dam of the multiple Group 1 heroine Mosheen.

Lady Firebird unfortunately missed to Yes Yes Yes in 2021 and but produced a colt by Tarzino this spring.