Former sprint gun Miracles Of Life made an instant impression on the track but it’s safe to say Godolphin have had to take a more patient approach with its daughter of the 2013 Blue Diamond winner.
Jadida, out of Medaglia d’Oro, could prove she is worth the wait after the lightly-raced filly showed a dash of speed her late mother would be proud of to break her maiden at Randwick Kensington on Wednesday.
The speedy three-year-old shot clear in the straight before holding off a late challenge to win the Admire Mars At Arrowfield Maiden Handicap (1100m).
“She has been given plenty of time to settle down and grow into herself but she showed a really nice turn of foot today and she has a lot of upside to her,” Godolphin stable representative Darren Beadman said.
“She had a few little niggling issues there but they gave her time and to her credit she has been running on wet tracks which she doesn’t go on.
“Because of that she hasn’t really been able to show the turn of foot she has today but it was a lovely ride by race.”
Some finish to Race 2 at Randwick won by @godolphin with Jadida from a fast finishing Latin Lyric.
Popular hoop @Rachelk11 gets on the board 👏 pic.twitter.com/3lhdi7cW2p
Godolphin are rarely very active at the yearling sales but they saw enough in Jadida as a yearling to fork out $1m for the filly at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.
She missed her entire juvenile season and had four starts at her first preparation as a three-year-old without shedding her maiden tag.
Jadida ($6.50) held off the Craig Carmody-trained Latin Lyric ($12) in the closing stages after the latter surged home over the final 50m.
“I think it is a matter of building her confidence,”
“That has been the process over the past 12 months and we are starting to reap the rewards now.”
The $2.8 million colt Mount Fuji was well fancied in the betting again but the Peter and Paul Snowden-trained galloper came up short, finishing third despite enjoying a comfortable run in transit.
Originally published asMiracles Of Life million-dollar baby breaks through
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