A busy and successful juvenile in the spring when she won two of three starts, the Grahame Begg trained Hinchinbrook filly Mildred picked up where she left off at Caulfield on Saturday when scoring a stylish victory in the Group III MRC Chairman’s Stakes (1000m).
She jumped straight to the front for Jordan Childs and made light of the heavy ground and persistent rain to win by a length over another spring stakes-winner in Aryaaf, who was foaled and raised at Yarraman Park for Shadwell.
“She’s a real professional and makes my job easy,” said Jordan Childs, who rode the filly in all three of her spring races.
“It’s good for her to come back and do it again. She’s grown and strengthened up.”
Grahame Begg was thrilled with the win given he believes she has plenty of improvement to come.
“We thought she might have been underdone today, although her work this week was encouraging,” he said.
“We’ll probably run her in the Talindert in two weeks time as she goes so well up the straight at Flemington.”
A modest $45,000 Inglis Classic purchase for Neville Begg from the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft, Mildred has won three of four starts already returning over $242,000 in prizemoney.
Mildred is the fourth winner from stakes-winner Tempest Tost, a half-sister by Statue of Liberty (USA) to Group I winner Notoire and stakes-winner Well Known.
Mildred is another star performer for Yarraman Park’s ill-fated sire Hinchinbrook, whose last yearlings are being offered at sales this year with 18 of them entered for Inglis Classic next week and you can see them here.
– Yarraman Park