Ascot trainer Shane Quilty is toying with the idea of nominating Fancy Feet for the G2 Perth Cup (2400m) on New Year’s Day.
The Fath mare couldn’t have been more impressive winning the Skyy Vodka Hcp (1500m) following a 36 week spell at Ascot on Saturday. “I will push her towards the Perth Cup,” Quilty said. “She’s probably still a year away but if she’s knocking on the door, we will throw her in.”
Fancy Feet (4m Fath – Colourband by Spectrum) earned her first black-type when beaten a length by Moreish in the LR Natasha Stakes (2200m) in March. “She fractured a shin a few days after the Natasha,” Quilty explained. “It’s been a long journey to get her back racing but she’s worth it.”
Her sire Fath (Danzig) was better known for siring precocious two year-olds in England and Australia before his premature death in January 2012.
Fath stood at Westbury Park in Pinjarra and Quilty has enjoyed a good run with his stock this year. Besides Fancy Feet, he has prepared city winners Hey Bro and Get Fath and all three are raced by Loloma Farm owners Kevin Fowler and Kelly Everett.
Fancy Feet is the first foal of Colourband who won her maiden at Kembla Grange over 2000m. She is a half-sister to G3 Qld Tattersalls Cup winner Captain Test (Dehere).
Colourband has an unraced He’s A Decoy filly named Dabang and foaled a Husson Lightning filly in September.
He’s A Decoy (In The Wings) is a half-brother to Danetime and is based at Westbury Park for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee. He was 2yo Listed winner in Ireland and returned at three for a Group 1 placing in the 2007 Irish 2000 Guineas.
Westbury Park owner Phil Ibbotson also stands Lucky Unicorn (Redoute’s Choice) for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee.