A tilt at October’s Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) awaits Tango’s Daughter after the raw filly delivered a 3 3/4 length walloping to her rivals in the Equine Haven Racehorse Spelling Plate (1000m) at Sandown today.
The rising three-year-old showed good gate speed to sit outside leader Leaps And Bounds before hitting the front at the top of the straight and proving far too strong for runner-up Il Diamante in the closing stages.
It was the second big win for the Mick Price-trained filly who broke her maiden status when scoring by 4 1/2 lengths at Geelong last month.
The only time Tango’s Daughter has been to the races was on debut in January when she finished a distant last in the Blue Diamond Fillies Preview.
Price’s Racing Manager Luke Wilkinson told Racing Victoria after the race the daughter of Redoute’s Choice will now be spelled before being set for a Group 1 test in the Thousand Guineas.
“The plan is now to go for a spell and then bring her back and set her on a Thousand Guineas preparation,” Wilkinson said.
“She was obviously disappointing at her first start but she’s come back a bigger and stronger horse.”
Jockey Craig Newitt has been aboard for both of her career wins and he was happy to endorse her as a genuine spring contender.
“I think she’s up to winning a nice race during the spring, she’s already improved both mentally and physically and with a break I’m sure she can improve again,” Newitt said.
The exciting prospect is owned by the same connections as Blue Diamond winner Miracles Of Life and Wilkinson said they will avoid a clash with the Group 1-winning filly this spring.