George Altomonte’s Corumbene Stud have had a sensational season with their fillies including Golden Slipper winner Overreach and Group winners Bennetta and Ichihara, their familiar orange and brown spots carried to victory at Canterbury on Wednesday by another promising filly in Watabout.
Third behind talented filly Fare Well when making her debut at an ATC meeting at Gosford last month, the Alan Denham trained Watabout stripped fitter and wiser for the experience and was able to outgun Northern Meteor filly Amanpour to snatch a half head win in the 1100 metre maiden.
Winning rider Glyn Schofield was full of praise for the filly.
“My filly took a lot of benefit from her first run,” he said.
“Alan was going to put her out after that, but he changed his mind, so it was good to get the win.”
A daughter of champion sire More Than Ready (USA)(pictured) , Watabout is a half-sister to Group III placed Brightest and is the third winner from stakes-placed Danehill (USA) mare Wasimah, a three-quarter sister to Group III winner Kaphero and stakes-winner Princesa, the dam of Group II winner Star of Giselle.
Watabout’s grand-mother is Group I STC Winfield Classic winner Kapchat, so she is a filly with plenty of pedigree behind her.
Corumbene Stud sold the yearling full sister to Watabout at the 2013 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale as lot 402 (pictured below) where she was snapped up by Gai Waterhouse/James Harron Bloodstock for $260,000.Back to News