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Godolphin filly makes impressive debut

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Written by Georgie Dennis

Godolphin filly Arcaded (Street Boss {USA}) made the best possible start to her career at Caulfield on Wednesday and stamped herself as one to watch with the G1 Blue Diamond S. just around the corner.

Trained by James Cummings, the 2-year-old filly was away fairly from the inside barrier but drove up under Damian Lane to sit in the box seat throughout the run. Lane peeled the filly off the heels of the front pair around the bend and she shot past at the 150 metre mark, going on to win by 3.25l.

"It was a really good effort, she was obviously very well educated and very well prepared for today," Lane said.

"She basically did everything right, she was a little bit tardy away but from there was really professional.

"In 13 days there's the (Blue Diamond) Previews and if she pulls up well I wouldn't talk the stable out of running there.”

Watch: Arcaded win at Caulfield

Stable representative Sean Keogh said he was pleased with the filly’s performance and credited Cummings and Reg Fleming for opting to spell her in the spring, rather than rush her to the races.

“That was a super effort and a bit of patience played too,” Keogh said. “Damian Lane sat on this filly back in September and she trialled brilliantly up the straight but she was probably a little bit on the weak side, so James (Cummings) and Reg Fleming decided to tip her out and give her a bit more time.

“That was a super effort and a bit of patience played too." - Sean Keogh

“She’s had a couple of trials this time in and got the job done today.”

Godolphin’s 2-year-old arsenal this season already includes Listed Darley Maribyrnong Trial S. winner Ingratiating (Frosted {USA}) and Listed Merson Cooper winner Anamoe (Street Boss {USA}) among others, and Keogh said the stable was building towards the upcoming 2-year-old feature races this autumn.

“Our 2-year-olds are definitely setting a good benchmark this preparation and the key for the team now is to stay focussed and keep progressing these horses for these upcoming big races,” he said.


Third in race was fellow Godolphin filly Alriyah (Medaglia D’Oro {USA}), who is from the same family as Group 1 winners Alizee (Sepoy) and Astern, and Keogh said he was also pleased with her performance.

“I thought it was a very credible performance,” he said. “It probably took a furlong for Damien Oliver to get her comfortable in a spot, but she’s out of a really good family and she’s going to progress nicely from that run too.”

Bred by Godolphin, Arcaded is the first foal out of the stakes-placed Gloriette (Lonhro), who herself is a daughter of G3 Jansz S. and Listed Quezette S. winner Viennese (Redoute’s Choice).

Arcaded’s third dam is blue hen mare Snippets’ Lass (Snippets), who is the dam of champion sire Snitzel, the late Hinchinbrook and More Than Ready (USA) mare Weiner, who produced Listed Phelan Ready S. winner Rathlin (Fastnet Rock).

Arcaded also becomes the third 2-year-old winner for Darley shuttler Street Boss (USA) this season.