Srikandi's $1million Daughter Impresses on Debut at Canterbury

Mark Smith - Wednesday April 7

Making her career debut, the royally-bred filly Billiondollarbaby made short work of a competitive looking field in a two-year-old maiden over 1200m at Canterbury on Wednesday.

A daughter of I Am Invincible out of the dual Group 1 winning Dubawi (IRE) mare Srikandi, Billiondollarbaby led at every call under Kerrin McEvoy to defeat the heavily backed Maurice (JPN) colt Port Louis by a length with the Foxwedge gelding Lean Fox a further three and a quarter-length back in third.

“She has definitely got some talent, but she is just a ball of energy at the moment,” winning trainer Paul Snowden said.

“She has to learn to settle down. She was terrific until she got here today - out the back, she was a real handful.

“I was a bit worried she would over-race, but Kerrin rated her very well and importantly gave her a good experience. So she will bounce out of this and improve from here on in.

“She is full of herself. I remember Srikandi well. She had, we’ll call it, fire, and she is very similar. She is quiet but has got that determination that will take her a long way on the track.”

It has been a big seven days for Srikandi, whose first foal, the 3yo Snitzel filly, Heroess, broke her maiden by two lengths at Gosford last Thursday.

Billiondollarbaby carries the colours of Greg Ingham’s GPI Racing, who also part-owns Heroess.

Billiondollarbaby a $1million Inglis Easter Yearling

Tony McGrath bred both fillies. A $600,000 weanling, Billiondollarbaby was purchased by Andrew Williams Bloodstock for $1,000,000 out of the Kitchwin Hills draft at the 2020 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

Srikandi won nine of 15 starts, including Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap and Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara. The daughter of champion stallion Dubawi was bought for $2million by Tom Magnier at the 2019 Inglis Chairman’s Sale. The American Pharoah filly she was carrying was withdrawn from Inglis Easter Yearling Sale. She has a weanling colt by Justify (USA) and was covered by the undefeated Triple Crown winner again last spring.

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Race Result - Pinatubo New To Darley Mdn 1200m

Canterbury Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:11.14
1
Billiondollarbaby
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 55
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Srikandi (AUS) (Dubawi (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $1,000,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Andrew Williams Bloodstock
Inglis Australian Weanling Sale $600,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Andrew Williams Bloodstock
2
1.0
Port Louis
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: J Bowman 57
2c Maurice (JPN) x Cat By The Tale (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
3
4.3
Leen Fox
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 57
2g Foxwedge (AUS) x Kristy Lee (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
4
4.5
Gundec
T: A M Boyle J: J Parr 57
2c Kermadec (NZ) x Sunup (AUS) (Fantastic Light (USA))
Inglis 2020 AUGUST (Early) Online Sale $10,000
V:St Aubins Stud
B:
5
4.7
Wolfburn
T: Bjorn Baker J: Tim Clark 57
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Alice's Smart (USA) (Smart Strike (CAN))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Round 2 $400,000
V:Edinburgh Park Stud, Wingham
B: Bjorn Baker Racing / Clarke Bloodstock
6
7.4
Alfano
T: A J Cummings J: A B Collett 57
2c Rubick (AUS) x Zermatt (AUS) (Shaft (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Anthony Cummings Thoroughbreds
MM National Weanling Sale $75,000
V:Barador Stud Denman NSW
B: Coolmore Australia
7
8.7
Osman
T: A J Cummings J: Regan Bayliss 57
2c American Pharoah (USA) x Altair's Glow (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
8
8.8
Civil War
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: B Avdulla 57
2c Choisir (AUS) x Tiffany's Diamond (AUS) (Northern Meteor (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Davali Thoroughbreds, Luskintyre
B: China Horse Club / Newgate Bloodstock
9
12.5
Mascherata
T: J A O'Shea J: Rachel King 55
2f Tivaci (AUS) x Fancy Dress (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $150,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: John O'Shea Racing
10
28.0
He's Purring
T: D Lane J: J R Collett 57
2g Maurice (JPN) x She's Purring (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $38,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: D Lane
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