Shinzig filly, Lil Mer, appears to be well poised for black type success following another impressive victory at Trentham on Saturday.
Having only her fifth outing – and her toughest assignment to date – Lil Mer jumped from an outside gate, humped 57kgs and took on the older horses in the Ascend Sales Trophies Premier at Trentham, but still found plenty at the post.
Leased by St Elmo Racing and trained by Stacey Dougan, Lil Mer finished down the track on debut, but with almost five months off, she resumed with a pair of seconds before scoring at Hastings on 29 June.
A great granddaughter of Champion mare and NZ Horse of the Year in La Mer, Lil Mer was bred by Kerrie O’Callaghan – a champion in her own right – and is out of the Festival Hall mare, Indeed. And this filly is, indeed, very promising.