Pat’s Got Sass confirmed the hype and will be given her shot at upcoming feature two-year-old races after a successful debut at Ascot on Wednesday.
The David Harrison-trained Patronize filly, ridden by Paul Harvey, won the Heineken 3 Plate (1000m) by 2 ¾ lengths, defeating Queens Gift and Warpipes.
Staring a red-hot $1.60 favourite, Pat’s Got Sass jumped smartly from barrier four and after sitting outside of the leader, she dashed away from her rivals with 200m remaining.
Pat’s Got Sass was all the rage with punters and had their full confidence after defeating dual Saturday winner Policiere in a 950m Lark Hill heat.
Harrison heaped praise on Pat’s Got Sass and says from the first time she entered his stable she’s shown signs of being above average.
“All the good ones show it from the first day,” Harrison said.
“From the first time I put a saddle on her she just glided over the heavy sand like it’s bitumen.
“She’s got a great economical action and she won well today.”
The hulking filly, who stands at 17 hands, has shot to Karrakatta Plate contention following her win.
Her next lead-up race for Perth’s richest event for two-year-old’s in April is the Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) on March 20.
“She is a rare commodity,” Harrison said.
“You don’t usually get horses this big and gangly that are so balanced.
“She’s just a natural, a bit of freak I think.”
Tabtouch has reacted quickly to Pat’s Got Sass’s victory, promoting her to second favouritism behind Ex Sport Man in the Karrakatta Plate.
$14 before her debut today (Wednesday), she has firmed into $7.
Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic (1200m) winner, Ex Sport Man is $4.75.