Debut Winner for Iffraaj

Media Release - Tuesday September 14

The Shane Nichols-trained Iffuwish turned in a good performance to win on debut over 1100m at Wangaratta on Tuesday and the $150,000 Karaka Book 1 purchase shapes as a three-year-old filly worth following.

Iffuwish returns to scale a winner - image David Thorpe / Racing Photos


The daughter of Iffraaj put her head down where it mattered under a straight forward ride from Jamie Mott.  

“She is a filly that I have got a lot of time for,” Mott said.

“All of her work and her trials have been really nice without being super impressive. I haven’t really asked her but she has been really honest and I have loved what she has been able to do at the jumpouts.

“I was really confident today that from a good draw we would get a good run and if she was good enough, she’d be able to win.

“The second horse made us really fight hard, but my girl was in for the fight.”

Nichols purchased Iffuwish from the draft of Jamieson Park at the 2020 New Zealand Bloodstock Book 1 Yearling Sale for $150,000.

The filly is out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Starwish, who in turn is a daughter of Group One winner Stella Cadente.




Race Result - 3ne & Edge Fm Mdn Plate 1100m

Wangaratta Track: Good(4) Time: 1:04.34
T: S P Nichols J: J Mott 55.5
3f Iffraaj (GB) x Starwish (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $150,000
V:Jamieson Park
B: Shane Nichols Racing
T: K & K Keys J: Teodore Nugent 58
4m Danerich (AUS) x Sheila's Blessing (AUS) (Ne Coupez Pas (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 2 $16,000
V:Rangal Park Stud, Euroa
B: R Moses
Ha She
T: B J Goodwin J: D W Stackhouse 58
5m Helmet (AUS) x Grasse (NZ) (Green Perfume (USA))
Far Too Tempting
T: L & T Corstens J: Jarrod Fry 58
4m All Too Hard (AUS) x Street Allure (AUS) (Street Boss (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $36,000
V:Gilgai Farm, Nagambie
B: Malua Racing Pty Ltd / Flemington Bloodstock Agency
Fun Park
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 58
4m Deep Field (AUS) x Enjoyment (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $80,000
V:Rothwell Park, Blandford
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $55,000
V:Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds
Whizz Tizz
T: Luke Oliver J: D Moor 58
4m So You Think (NZ) x Miss Tizzy (USA) (Cee's Tizzy (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $35,000
V:Rushton Park, Tatura
B: Luke Oliver Racing
Psycho Kate
T: Robert Hickmott J: Liam Riordan 55.5
3f Dissident (AUS) x Rock On Madonna (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
Mazel Tov
T: A O Diggins J: Jamie Gibbons 58
5m Keep The Faith (AUS) x Cool Call (AUS) (Haayil (AUS))
Inglis April (Late) Online Sale $600
V:Peter Brown
B: A Diggins
Magic Garden
T: D J O'Prey J: Logan McNeil 56.5
4m Atlante (AUS) x Discreet Evening (USA) (Discreet Cat (USA))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $20,000
V:Blandford Lodge
B: Mr R Palmer
Kora Magic
T: D R Brideoake J: Damien Thornton 55.5
3f Kuroshio (AUS) x Open Cut (AUS) (Made Of Gold (USA))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: John Allen 58
5m Starspangledbanner (AUS) x Wild Mia (USA) (Wildcat Heir (USA))
T: Catherine Hutchinson J: Hannah Le Blanc 54
5m Rubick (AUS) x Limbo Down (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis 2020 JULY (Early) Online Sale $800
V:Fairhill Farm
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