Deep Field Filly Wins Listed Twilight Glow

Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 16

Talented Deep Field filly Xilong put the writing on the wall with a desperately close third in a stakes race at Flemington during the Cup Carnival and atoned for that narrow loss with a resounding win in the Listed MRC Twilight Glow Stakes (1400m) at Sandown on Saturday.

Xilong - image Inglis TwitterTrained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, Xilong had looked super impressive when scoring easy wins in Adelaide earlier in the spring and showed her class with this performance.

She led all the way for Luke Currie and kicked strongy to the line to win by a length and a quarter taking her overall record to four wins from six starts with prizemoney topping $213,000.

"I've always thought of her as a Group-class filly and the Sangster Stakes, the Group I for fillies and mares in Adelaide in May, I think she's talented enough to run in that," Tony McEvoy said.

"With a break now, I think she will come back even better, and although that is high, that's what I think of her."

Xilong was a stunning yearlingA $360,000 Inglis Easter purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing from the Newgate Farm draft, Xilong was foaled and raised at Newgate Farm and is the third winner for Group III winning Testa Rossa mare Pane in the Glass.

Newgate Farm sold a Snitzel filly from Pane in the Glass for $300,000 at Inglis Easter this year and she has a yearling filly to follow by Capitalist. Pane in the Glass has foaled this spring to another of the young Newgate Farm sires in Russian Revolution producing a filly.

Xilong is the third stakes-winner for Deep Field, who is Australia’s leading second crop sire by winners and stands at Newgate at a fee of $44,000.




Race Result - Mrc 6 Mth M'ship Twilight Glow LR 1400m

Sandown-Hillside Track: Good(4) Time: 1:23.51
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 56
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Pane In The Glass (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: Craig Williams 55
3f Reset (AUS) x Yavanna (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: M J Dee 55
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Lady Sayyida (NZ) (Iffraaj (GB))
Oasis Girl
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Damian Lane 55
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Siwa (GB) (Green Desert (USA))
Done By Me
T: P Stokes J: L Nolen 56
3f Bon Hoffa (AUS) x Theregoessnowball (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale Session 2 $44,000
V:Bowness Stud Young NSW
B: Phillip Stokes Racing
California Salto
T: P & P Snowden J: Jye McNeil 55
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Comaneci (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
T: R D Griffiths J: D Yendall 55
3f Sepoy (AUS) x Commanding Secret (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
T: N A Blackiston J: Ms L J Meech 55
3f Sacred Falls (NZ) x Pinot Gris (NZ) (Pentire (GB))
NZB Karaka Book 1 $140,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Mark Newnham Racing
Sophia's Choice
T: Robert Kingston J: B Melham 55
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x She's Sirius (AUS) (Galileo (IRE))
T: D T O'Brien J: S Baster 55
3f Zoustar (AUS) x Anjea (AUS) (Purrealist (AUS))
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