Regular Breednet readers would not have missed the good odds offered about the promising staying filly Fairy Oak when she won the Gr.3 SAJC Auraria Stakes at Morphettville on Sunday.
A Daughter of rising star sire High Chaparral (IRE), Fairy Oak was the subject of an extremely well read story a couple of weeks ago when she broke her maiden in eye-catching style at Kilmore.
The Peter Moody trained Fairy Oak was stepped straight up to Group company following that performance and was not found lacking, racing handy throughout for Luke Nolen before kicking on strongly to win the 1800 metre event by a short neck at just her fourth race start.
Fairy Oak was purchased for $140,000 from the Windsor Park draft at the 2008 NZB Premier Yearling Sale by Brian Mayfield –Smith, who prepared the filly for her first start before handing her over to Peter Moody on his retirement.
Bought for the same owners who enjoyed much success with Group One winner Orange County (Volksraad) and Lord Volksraad (Volksraad) Fairy Oak is from unraced Sir Tristram (IRE) mare Queen Caelia, a sibling to Group One winners Field Dancer and Just a Dancer a well as Group Three winner Blanchard.
Fairy Oak could be bound for Queensland next were she holds a nomination in the Gr.1 Queensland Oaks.
Her sire High Chaparral (IRE) has been a revelation at stud with a host of high class winners including 2009 Cox Plate winner So You Think and a rare Group One trifecta in the recent AJC Australian Derby, his success prompting Coolmore to transfer him to headquarters in Australia this spring at a fee of $88,000 (NZ$112,000).
Fairy Oak becomes his 19th stakes-winner worldwide and his fourth in Australia this season.