Toorak Miss Impresses at Debut
Dec 22, 2016
What a terrific job the broodmare Curvaceous Miss, has done - at Sale on Thursday the daughter of Anabaa owned by our good clients at Nangawooka Park. represented by her ninth individual winner.
This is a family that has been good to our stable and it was exciting to cheer home another of its talented members - Toorak Miss overcoming an awkward start to win impressively at debut in a 1008m maiden.
Recovering off her tardy beginning to sit mid-field, patiently ridden by an in-form Jye McNeil, Toorak Miss angled into the clear straightening - chasing gamely and getting clear late to win by a length with plenty in hand.
"She was a bit nervous in the gates and having drawn barrier one she was in there for a while," McNeil reported, "and that caused her to be a bit tardy out which was not ideal but we got a terrific run through them and she let down with a great run."
"She was running through the line really strongly and I think she can step up next time."
Reid Balfour agreed, adding that Toorak Miss may well be at her best from 1400m to the mile a bit later on.
"She was good today, she balanced up nicely off that slow start and she just needed a bit of room in the run home. I like the way she shouldered another one out of the way - once she did that she always looked like she was going to get there."
Raced by a big group led by Nangawooka Park's Denis Malcolm, Toorak Miss is the 11th consecutive foal produced by Curvaceous Miss, also dam of the winners Brembo, Midnight Crisis, Emankay, Baltic Sprit, Dashing Miss, Magic Curves, Viking Prince and Curvano.
Producing a Toronado colt in September and a Bel Esprit colt last year, Curvaceous Miss is a daughter of the Group One South Australian Oaks winner Heavenly Body.
Toorak Miss is, as her name suggests, a daughter of the dual Group One winner Toorak Toff (pictured).