Lightly raced three year-old filly Music Bay (3f Choisir x Illicitly by Kaapstad) scored a well deserved first Black Type win when beating older mares to win the Group II SAJC Quen of the south Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday.
The Phillip Stokes trained filly was stakes-placed last spring and then contested some of the better fillies races before heading for a spell.
Brought along quietly this preparation in easier grade, Music Bay found her best form to score a half length win in the 1600 metre feature taking her overall record to three wins and four seconds from 11 starts with prizemoney just shy of $250,000.
Retained to race by her breeders, Music Bay is the best of four winners from Kaapstad mare Illicitly, a half-sister to Group I Brisbane Cup winner Piachay and stakes-winner Utility.
She is the 95th stakes-winner Coolmore veteran Choisir, who stands this spring at a fee of $27,500.
– Coolmore Australia