Record-breaking Group win by Mikki Isle filly
Mikki Isle’s first-crop 2YO daughter Meikei Yell did it all at Hanshin on Saturday: she kept her unbeaten status with her third win, added her second Group 3 victory and set a new juvenile track record.
Meikei Yell won her debut in August before taking out the Grade 3 Kokura Nisai Stakes (1200m) on 6 September. She has now added the ~A$730,000 Grade 3 Hanshin Fantasy Stakes (1400m) in the blazingly fast time of 1:20.1. (She is No. 10 in the replay with the jockey wearing an orange cap and green & white colours.)
New 2yo Course Record 1.20.1 at Hanshin in G3 2yo fillies 1400m Fantasy Stakes!
10. MIKEI YELL (Mikki Isle x Shiroinger (Harbinger)) under legend Yutaka Take made it 3 for 3 (2 x G3s)
— Graham Pavey (@LongBallToNoOne) November 7, 2020
Another Northern Farm-bred daughter of Mikki Isle, Shirley Poppy, scored a 3.5 length win over 1600 metres at Hanshin’s Sunday meeting.
Mikki Isle now has 7 first-crop 2YO winners in Japan and posted his first Australian winner when Arrowfield graduate Oriental Princess won her Sunshine Coast debut on 25 October.
The second crop of Australian yearlings by Mikki Isle, who was Japan’s 2016 Champion Sprinter-Miler, will be offered for sale in 2021.
All of the above will have the owners of Triple Crown’s Mikki Isle filly Mishka Magic excited at the prospect of having her return to pre-training in the coming weeks!