Fairy Song calls the tune at Tatura

Jul 01, 2019

Fairy Song has plenty to learn but she’s got plenty of ability as shown by her maiden win at Tatura.

Fairy Song started her career with a solid second last spring before moving to the Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra stable for her winter preparation.

The three-year-old was narrowly beaten at her first start for the stable at Swan Hill on June 8 but went one better in the Phoenix Designs Maiden Plate (1100m).

Damien Thornton took over aboard Fairy Song at Tatura and used a favourable draw to send the daughter of Lope De Vega straight to the lead early in the $23,000 race.

Fairy Song held the lead to the home turn but Thornton had to work hard to get the inexperienced filly over the line for a narrow maiden win.

Thornton said Fairy Song’s inexperience showed in the latter stages but the rising four-year-old had plenty of scope for improvement.

“She was just floating a bit because she doesn’t quite know what she’s doing yet,” Thornton said.

“She gave a good enough kick to hold them off. She probably didn’t want much further because she probably doesn’t know how to put them away yet.

“She’s probably going to need blinkers at some stage to wake her up and teach her to hit the line.

“I think she’s definitely going to improve. The more racing she does, the better she is going to get.”

Congratulations to Hesket Bloodstock on the promising filly’s win. Fairy Song became the fifth winner from as many runners for her dam Crystal Fairy.

Crystal Fairy is a half-sister to the stable’s brilliant Golden Slipper winner Crystal Lily as well as stakes winners Crystal Wit, Amaethon and Crystal Web.