High hopes held for Tavistock filly

High hopes held for Tavistock filly8 Dec 2021

Stephen Marsh has tipped a bright future for our farm graduate Windspeed off the back of a stylish maiden victory at Hastings this afternoon.

The Cambridge trainer has major longer-term goals for the daughter of Tavistock, who had finished runner-up at her New Plymouth debut last month.

“Her trials were good and so was her first-up run and today was just lovely. She got just off the speed and was dominant in the run home,” Marsh said.

“She’s nominated for the Levin Classic and the Oaks and she’ll step up to 1400 metres now and then we’ll gradually get her over more ground.

“She is a very progressive filly and she is improving all the time.”

Marsh purchased her out of our New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale draft in 2020 for $25,000.

“The Georgetti family wanted a filly and didn’t want to spend too much and I found her for them. She was a little bit backward at the time, but she’s a decent type and the pedigree is very good,” he said.

Windspeed is a daughter of the unraced Zabeel mare Tuesday’s Child, who is out of a three-quarter sister to the champion sire Redoute’s Choice.

Rubick, Manhattan Rain, Al Maher, Umatilla, Echoes Of Heaven and Hurricane Sky are other stallions on the pedigree page as well as the three-time Group 1-winning mare Shoals.