October Morn quickened well in the straight over 1000m at Hollywoodbets Durbanville on Saturday and is one to follow over sprints this season (Photo: Wayne Marks).
The Candice Bass-Robinson-trained three-year-old Trippi filly October Morn relished the step back in trip on Saturday at Hollywoodbets Durbanville, when quickening in fine style from off the pace in the 1000m event and winning by 1,25 lengths under Aldo Domeyer.
It was a Cape B Stakes race so she did get a 3kg gender allowance, but off her 101 merit rating she did still have to carry 57kg.
The only two other fillies in the race, the useful 97-rated Golen Tatjana and the 84-rated Porque Te Vas, finished second last and last respectively.
October Morn was beaten into fourth place in her previous start over 1500m on July 22 in the Listed WSB Irridescence Stakes despite jumping at odds of 63/100.
She might be by Trippi, but her mother Miss October was an out and out sprinter whose five wins were all over 1000m.
Var mare Miss October has produced a Gr 1 winner in Tempting Fate, who won the Gr 1 Gold Medallion. Tempting Fate is by Master Of My Fate, but his five wins have been from 1100m to 1200m.
Miss October’s first foal Spring Break is a full-sister to October Morn and her four wins were from 1000m to 1200m.
Her decent twice-winning son Spielberg is by the stamina influce Futura and yet he looks to be a 1000m specialist with both of his wins being over the minimum trip.
The one that does buck the trend is her Silvano four-year-old filly October Fair.
This Sean Tarry-trained filly’s two wins have been over 1400m and 1600m respectively. However, for the second time she failed to step up to the plate when tried over 1800m on Saturday.
October Morn looks like a filly to follow this season.
The combination of Trippi’s class and the sprinting speed she gets from her dam should make her a potent force in sprints events.
There is a good program of stakes sprints available to fillies and mares over the Cape Racing Summer Season and she should be a leading player in these races.