Late-season two-year-old Pontivy has marked herself as a potential Oaks filly following a strong win over 1600m at Pakenham on Monday.
Trained by the Lindsay Park Racing partnership of David and Ben Hayes and Tom Dabernig, Pontivy is a daughter of Tavistock and was having her second career start.
Sent out a $2.90 favourite, Pontivy scored a comfortable one-and-a-quarter length victory in the hands of Jye McNeil.
“She is a really progressive filly,” stable representative Bruno Rouge-Serret said.
“She is well-bred and bred to get even further.
“When she had clear air she devastatingly ran over top of them. It was a bit like old Dulcify used to win his races and she wears the famous Dulcify colours.”
Pontivy was purchased by Moody Racing from Rich Hill Stud’s 2018 Book 1 draft at Karaka for $150,000 and is the second winner for Not A Single Doubt mare Belle De Jeu.
The filly is bred on the highly successful Tavistock-Zabeel nick which has produced the Group One winners Werther, Tavago and Tarzino.