Trainer Simon Miller labelled Regal Gleam a filly with untapped ability after she bolted in at Belmont on Wednesday.
Regal Gleam (2f Alfred Nobel – Darntime by Danetime) relaxed in front before running away to score by over three lengths in the Westspeed Plate (1200m). She started favourite after finishing second to classy filly Blackwood first-up at Ascot on April 1.
“She’s still raw and hasn’t peaked yet,” Miller said. “I will give her a couple more runs but she’s going to be a much better three year-old.
“Her dam Darntime was my first winner and she’s inherited that ability. Hopefully, she’s sounder than Mum.
“It’s a special day for the stable. Darntime was raced by Michael Kailis and he bred this filly and has supported me from the outset. He couldn’t make to the races but we will celebrate with a few beers.”
Regal Gleam is the first living foal from Darntime who won four sprints in Perth. The mare has a yearling colt by Alfred Nobel, a colt on the ground by Trade Fair and she was bred to Universal Ruler last November.
Alfred Nobel (Ire) stands at Lynward Park after three years at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. His first crop of Sunspeed two year-olds is headed by G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m) winner Showy Chloe.
His latest European-bred two year-old winner arrived on Saturday with Crazy Feeling in the Premio Campagnola Bella (1100m) at Siracusa. She cost owner Mark Mark Cuschieri 10,500 euros (AUD 15,060) at the 2014 Tattersalls Irish yearling sale and is the third winner from unraced USA bred mare Aptina (Aptitude).