Showcasing Filly Impresses on Debut

Media Release - Friday August 30

Well bred three-year-old filly Sorceress made an eye-catching winning debut at Ashburton on Friday in the Barneswood Farm Stakes Day 19th October (1250m).

ShowcasingDespite greenness the three-year-old daughter of showcasing showed a good turn of foot to distance her rivals by in excess of five-lengths, at odds of $63.60.

"She's always been a work in progress, she went through a Ready To Run Sale prep and she tends to get a bit fired up so we gave her two quiet trials before coming to the races," trainer Andrew Carston said.

Sanctify came from last in the Go Racing silks to make it a Carston Racing Stables quinella.

"They're both nice fillies," Carston said, although he remained reserved when it came to the fillies' future, which may involve plotting a path to the Gr.1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas.

"They're all superstars until they prove you wrong, we will just see how they progress."

Sorceress is the first winner for Gelinda, a half-sister by Generous to Group I winner Russian Pearl from the family of Group I winners Eastern Joy, Piachay, Pernod and Kushadasi. - NZ RAcing Desk

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