Juvenile filly Blackman (Excellent Art – Busty, by Danzero) showed herself to be a promising prospect for Coolmore shuttle stallion Excellent Art (Pivotal – Obsessive, by Seeking The Gold) with her stylish win on the Geelong Synthetic track.
Blackman took on older opposition in the Centrebet Quaddies Maiden Plate (1100m) on Tuesday. The David Hayes-trained filly gave her rivals a galloping lesson in the process of recording a one-length win.
Mark Pilkington paid just $35,000 for Blackman at the 2011 Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale. The filly looked capable of repaying her purchase price with interest during her emphatic win.
Blackman is the second winner from two foals to race out of the Danzero (Danehill – Confidentially, by Kaoru Star) mare Busty, who is a daughter of the juvenile Stakes winner Happen (Zeditave – Discriminate, by Marauding).
Blackman hails from the family of Stakes winners Major (Zeditave – Discriminate, by Marauding) and Shamillon (Shamardal – One In A Million, by Redoute’s Choice).
Excellent Art will stand at Coolmore’s Jerry’s Plains property for $8800 during the 2012 breeding season.