Feb 04, 2016
It may have taken a while for Felicette to get to the line for a win but she proved that it was worth the wait with a stunning maiden victory at Pakenham on Thursday afternoon.
Lining up for her 14th start and having her first run since last spring, the four-year-old has always been a horse to need luck - often a little slowly away, on occasions giving her rivals too big a start but still managing five placings before her break through.
Jumping quite well this time, Felicette was however eased back from her wide gate, given time to find her feet by Damian Lane and it was obvious a fair way out that she was going to be the one to beat, so well was she travelling.
Hooking out widest into the straight, Felicette let down from the 200m and by the 100m she was off and away - racing clear to put an impressive 4 3/4 lengths on the field.
Raced by a large and happy group, the $60,000 2013 Melbourne Premier graduate is a daughter of Tale Of The Cat and one of our favourite mares Solar Antiquity.
A Group One placed multiple city winner for the stable, she has been doing a good job at stud, represented by three winners including our five times winner Solar Duchess.
Hailing from the family of the Group One sprinter River Rough, Solar Antiquity was served last spring by Olympic Glory having foaled a Stratum filly in late August.