Stylish Maiden Win for Wild Seas (NZ)

After placing in all of her first three starts, promising Pencarrow filly Wild Seas (NZ) (Ocean Park) scored a deserved maiden win in the $10,000 2019 Fashion In The Field 1600 at Matamata.

Rider Michael Coleman had the three-year-old travelling smoothly just behind the leaders for most of the race, then angled off the rail to make her bid rounding the home turn.

Wild Seas quickened smartly to take the lead 300 metres from home, and kept up a strong gallop to win by a length and a quarter.

“She’s getting out to distances that she’s bred to really excel at,” co-trainer Andrew Scott said.

Wild Seas, who holds a nomination for the Group 1 Al Basti Equiworld New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham in March, has now had four starts for a win, three placings and $12,175 in prizemoney.

Bred by Pencarrow Thoroughbreds and raced by Sir Peter Vela, Wild Seas is out of the Lonhro mare Santangelo (NZ), who won six races and was Group 3-placed.

Santangelo is a half-sister to the well-performed Kolonel Kev (NZ) (Darci Brahma), who added more black type to his CV with a placing in this week’s Listed Timaru Cup (1600m).