Picture: Western Winter’s daughter Cold As Ice in action in her SA racing days (Picture: Sporting Post)
The Ridgemont Stud-bred Frankel filly Flindrikin, owned by the Kieswetter family’s Ireland-based stud Barnane Stud, made her debut on Monday on the Kempton All Weather track over a mile and finished unplaced beaten 7,75 lengths.
However, the winner was a Godolphin homebred Frankel filly out of a Group 1-winning Dubawi mare who was coming off a debut win over seven furlongs at Newmarket, whose maiden races are always contested by well regarded sorts.
Flindrikin is out of the South African-bred Western Winter mare Cold As Ice, who was the winner in 2014 of the equivalent of tomorrow’s Cape Town feature, the Gr 2 Western Cape Fillies Championship over 1400m, when trained by Joey Ramsden. She went on to win the Gr 2 Sceptre Stakes over 1200m before being beaten a short-head by Inara in the Gr 1 Majorca Stakes. Cold As Ice then departed for the U.K., where her only win was over seven furlongs on the All Weather at Chelmsford trained by William Haggas and ridden by her regular pilot in SA Bernard Fayd’Herbe.
Flindrikin, who is also trained by Haggas, is now entered in a one mile all weather event at Newcastle to be run next Wednesday, 15 November.
Considering she was green on debut and made some late headway she could go close.
She will be attempting to emulate her full sister Icykel, who won her second career start.
Icykel, trained by Johnny Murtagh in Ireland, has been kept to stakes races since that win and has managed a Listed fourth place finish over one mile and six furlongs.
Cold As Ice’s colt by Epsom Derby winner Australia was sold for 50,000 Gns at the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale.