First season sires have yet to land a blow and Saturday's valuable Inglis Banner Stakes at Moonee Valley could prove to be a milestone for the stallion that most predict will be in the thick of things for first season sire honours.
Golden Slipper hero Sebring has been the bookmakers short-priced favourite to capture the title since betting opened.
His daughter Fantome Gris makes her racetrack debut in the $250,000 feature with Damien Oliver in the saddle. She races for one of the hottest teams around, Spicer Thoroughbreds and trainer Leon Corstens.
The grey filly was a $115,000 purchase at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling sale.
She is the second foal of imported Cozzene mare Paris Return (USA) who won two races in the U.S. including a black-type race at Louisiana Downs before adding a handicap race over the Cox Plate distance of 2040 metres at Moonee Valley for legendry trainer Bart Cummings.
Paris Return was covered by Choisir and sent to the 2009 Easter Broodmare sale with a hefty reserve of $350,000. She left the ring unsold.
Three years later she went back through the Magic Millions National Broodmare sale, having been covered by Rothsay, where she sold for $62,500.
Her stakes-placed dam Marseille Express (Caerleon) is a daughter of the Conquistador Cielo mare Sweet Soul Dream a half-sister to Committed (Hagley).
A sprinter of the highest quality, Committed raced in the colours of Robert Sangster and was most often partnered by Brent Thomson. She won the Sprint Championship (G1) at York and two runnings of the Prix de l'Abbaye (G1), defeating Habibti in the first and Vilikaia in the second.