Top WA Filly Bliss Street Off To Sydney Carnival

Deposit $100
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $50 bet with


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $25
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

Deposit $250
to get


*In Bonus-bets

View Offers

New customers only. Exc NSW, SA, WA & VIC. Turnover requirements apply. Promotional T&Cs apply & available on website. Is gambling a problem for you? Call Gambling Help on 1800 858 858 or visit www.gamblinghelponline.org.au '

Top filly Bliss Street will kick off her Sydney Autumn Carnival campaign when she clashes with Western Australia’s other top class filly Night War at Ascot on Saturday week.

Trainer Dan Morton is happy to take on Night War in the 1400m $100,000 Magic Millions 3yo Trophy before heading to Sydney with the Group 1 $500,000 Randwick Guineas (1600m) on March 17 one of her main targets.

Morton and managing owner Eddie Rigg decided to start Bliss Street over 1400m first up after three months away from the races to avoid a clash with the Queanbeyan flying filly Karuta Queen in the $125,000 Light Fingers Stakes (1200m) a week later.

Trainer Neville Layt has picked the Light Fingers at Warwick Farm on February 18 as Karuta Queen’s second up run in Sydney.

Bliss Street is a multiple group winner, taking out the Group 3 WA Sires Produce (1400m) at Ascot last April and also beating smart fillies Hallowell Belle and Mosheen in the Schweppes Thousand Guineas Prelude (1600m) at Caulfeild at the start of last year’s Melbourne Spring Carnival.

“It’s not ideal (first-up in the MM Trophy) but with her rating she can only run at set-weights or weight-for-age,” Rigg said.

“We were going to go to Sydney first-up but she’s suited at the weights in the Magic Millions race.”

Bliss Street is stepping out over 1400m without a barrier trial and Rigg admits this is not ideal but she only has to carry 54kg in MM Trophy.

“We were going to go to Sydney first-up but she’s suited at the weights in the Magic Millions race.”

“She’ll go on to Sydney. Danny (Morton) was keen to go that way instead of Melbourne. Her best form is over 1400 so we’ll keep her around that and 1600,” Rigg said.

The clash between Bliss Street and Night War will be all quality as the Simon Miller trained filly is a winner of four of her eight starts, two of those victories being at Group level.

Night War has the advantage of a recent race start when third first up over 1200m at Ascot on January 28.

The General Nediym filly’s two group wins were in the 1200m Karrakaatta 2yo Plate  and the 1400m Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic (1400m) for 3yos at Ascot.

The Sydney Autumn looks inviting for Bliss Street with the Group 2 $200,000 Hobartville Stakes (1400m) on March 3 at Rosehill or the Group 2 $175,000 Surround Stakes (1400m) at Warwick Farm a week later possible targets and then onto the Randwick Guineas on March 17.

The Flying Spur filly will be kept to distances up to 1600m.

The Group 1 fillies and mares $600,000 Coolmore Stud Classic (1500m) at Rosehill on March 24 and the $400,000 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill on Golden Slipper day fall into that catergory.

This takes the Group 1 $550,000 ATC Oaks (2400m) at Randwick on April 21 off the agenda.

About The Author

Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.


  1. free mp3 downloads skull

    I discovered your site site on google and appearance a couple of your early posts. Preserve on the excellent operate. I merely extra up your Rss to my MSN News Reader. Looking for forward to reading a lot more on your part later on!…

  2. Lelio Vieira Carneiro

    We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your website offered us with valuable info to work on. You have done
    an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  3. Lelio Vieira Carneiro Junior

    Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re working with?
    I’m planning to start my own blog in the near future but I’m having
    a tough time making a decision between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal.

    The reason I ask is because your design seems different
    then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique.
    P.S My apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *