There’s an old saying that success has many fathers and failure is an orphan.
Well, with a win and a third from her only two outings, Mega Miss is no orphan and she’s definitely got lots of fathers beside her ‘biological’, Invincible Spirit.
Bred and owned by Andrew Goldman, Ash Saad, Tim White, Trevor Johnston, Wanda O’Neill, Ted Laskie, Jeff & Carol Stevens, Ryan McIver, June Anderson and Ben Dymond, she’s also carrying the not inconsiderable weight of the Eliza Park racing crew, headed up by trainer Sue Ellis.
A half sister to three winners, including Adelaide stakes winner Periduki (14 wins), Mega Miss is from the Snippets mare Miduki, who hails from the family of Planet Kingdom. Miduki has a colt at foot by Victoria’s Champion Sire, Bel Esprit and is currently in foal to Hay List’s sire, Statue of Liberty.
Mega Miss still got a fair way to go to live up to such illustrious company, but for a first campaign, she’s progressing well – thank you very much.
Making her debut at Werribee on 10 December, she led them up for much of the journey before fading to finish third, but they weren’t going to catch her at Terang on Monday (24 January), racing away to score comfortably over the 1000m in a slick 58.3 secs on a dead track.
“It was a tremendous thrill for everyone,” Sue Ellis points out. “These owners have been pretty patient allowing time for this filly to mature and they are a good group of people who really appreciate having a winning horse.”