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Stylish Debut for Fastnet filly
June 15, 2017

Scoring an eye-catching debut victory at Canterbury on Wednesday was Miss Que (3f Fastnet Rock x Tarcoola Diamond, by Last Tycoon), a full sister to Group II winner Cluster.

Prepared by Joe Pride, Miss Que stumbled out of the gates to be a clear last at the jump and appeared to be struggling in the wet conditions before launching in the straight to overhaul the leaders in the shadows of the post.

A homebred for Peter and Wendy Moran, she won the 1100 metre maiden by three quarters of a length.

“It puts a real smile on your face. It was a very impressive win from a filly with a really deep pedigree,” Joe Pride said.

“Early in the straight she looked to be labouring but the class shone through late.

“She’s taken a while to get to the races but I think now that she’s there she can really go on with it.”

Pride believes the three-year-old daughter of champion sire Fastnet Rock has the ability to develop into an autumn carnival horse.

“It is a pity she has missed her three-year-old year in a lot of ways but there’s every chance she’ll train on now and be a nice four and five-year-old, and if we look after her maybe by next autumn she can really measure up to the better horses,” Pride said.

Miss Que is a full sister to Group II winner Cluster and a half-sister to stakes-placed Inkling.

She is the fifth winner for stakes-winning Last Tycoon mare Tarcoola Diamond, who has another yearling filly to follow by Fastnet Rock.

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