Dec 10, 2015

Street Cry filly BACKSTREET LOVER lived up to her big wraps with another commanding win at Sandown yesterday. 

Given a beautiful ride by young apprentice Jye McNeil, Backstreet Lover kicked clear at the 100m to win with plenty in hand. "She is a big lump of a filly and I can't wait to see her at 1600m and 2000m" said Warren. 

"She is bred to stay and she has the size and scope to suggest that she will appreciate ground. She has a staying pedigree and they way she relaxes in her races gives me plenty of confidence that she will excel over the longer trips

"For such a big filly, she can reel of some very slick sectionals. She ran 33.70 for her final 600m yesterday which was one of the best sectionals for the whole day. She looks pretty talented" remarked Warren. 

Backstreet Lover was purchased by Jason Warren at last years Melbourne Premier Sale for $60,000 and is the second foal out of a Romantic Ballerina, an unraced daughter of Giant's Causeway who is a half sister to Poseidon Adventure (a Group 1 placed horse in Germany).

"I loved her at the sales. She was big and strong and a real athlete for her size. She had a deep pedigree littered with good European black type performers so I thought she was a steal at $60k. I think some buyers were probably put off by her size and the fact that she was not perfect in front but show me a Street Cry which is perfect. So long as everyone is looking for the perfectly conformed horse, yearlings like Backstreet Lover will continue to slip through the gaps" smiled Warren.

Backstreet Lover will have one more run this year before being freshened up for the Autumn carnival in either Sydney or Adelaide. 

Yesterday's win continued a great run for JWR's 3yo fillies. Backstreet Lover and lightly raced Zabeel filly Zasorceress are the two of the more talented 3yo fillies in the stable. Zasorceress will resume in February with the AJC Oaks as her target. 

Equiano filly Orvassa was unlucky not to gain blacktype over the spring whilst Pins filly Lady Provocateur won well on debut and looks above average. Mossman filly Parallel Lines is a dual winner and lightly raced fillies Central Park Belle (Artie Schiller) and Nina Rules (Dane Shadow) are already city placed. There are some nice fillies still coming through with the likes of Sister Close (Written Tycoon) and Palazzo Pitti (More Than Ready) set to join the winners list over the summer. 

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