Another Elite filly for Biggs

Kalgoorlie owner Keith Biggs is never short of a good filly and the latest one emerged at Moonee Valley on Saturday when Elite Falls took out the $250,000 Inglis Banner (1000m).

Elite Falls (2f More Than Ready – Niagara Falls by Danehill) flashed home to score by more than two lengths at her first appearance in Melbourne.  The John O’Shea trained filly had been well-held first time out in the Listed AJC Gimcrack Stakes at Randwick.

“She had a bit of improvement coming out of the Gimcrack which was a very strong race,” O’Shea said.  “She has a wonderful attitude and nothing seems to faze her.”

Biggs has another ace up his sleeve at the spring carnival with G1 Victoria Oaks candidate Dizlago.  The Encosta De Lago filly is a last-start winner of the Listed Sportingbet Stakes at Caulfield.

Dizlago’s dam Dizelle won a G1 AJC Oaks for Biggs and her second dam Danelagh was a G1 winner of the 1998 Blue Diamond for the Goldfields miner.

Biggs was back in the limelight a year after Dizelle when Serenade Rose completed the VRC and AJC Oaks double.

Elite Falls was a $300,000 buy from Turangga Farm at the 2010 Inglis Easter yearling sale.  She is by Vinery champion More Than Ready from Danehill stakes-winner Niagara Falls.  Her second dam is G2 winning Sir Tristram mare Bracken Bank.  

O’Shea is confident Elite Falls can make the grade when she returns in the New Year.  “There’s still improvement in her,” he said.  “I’m sure she’ll be very effective at the Sydney autumn carnival.”