Pearly Nuggett has been turning heads since she was a yearling and she lived up to those looks with an eye-catching victory at Northam on Sunday.
Racing second time out in the Gannons Blinkers Maiden (1300m), the Stephen Miller-trained filly jumped straight to the front and maintained a winning margin from start to finish. Jockey Brad Parnham showed her the stick in the straight but only used it once as a reminder at the furlong.
Pearly Nuggett was the top-priced filly at the 2021 Perth Magic Millions when graduating for $200,000 out of the consignment from Scenic Lodge. It was a PB for Scenic Lodge and for her sire Snippetson in WA.
“It’s nice to get that recognition,” Scenic Lodge general manager Jeremy Smith said in the Swan Valley. “Although we had a lack of eastern states representation, she was really popular with our local buyers.
“She’s a typical Snippetson – strong with plenty of size and a black-type page. She’s a stunning filly and is bred to be a star being a half-sister to Friar Fox and Friaresque.”
Friar Fox (Blackfriars) won the LR Natasha Stakes at Ascot in 2018 and two editions of the LR Boulder Cup in 2020 and 2021. Friaresque (Blackfriars) won five race and was Stakes-placed at Ascot for earnings of $455,000.
Their dam Pearlesque completed a running double at Ascot in December 2010 and she is a full-sister to multiple Listed winner Impressive Stats (WA Australia Day Stakes, R S Crawford Stakes and H G Bolton Sprint). Her latest foal is a 2yo gelding by Universal Ruler that made $75,000 to the bid of Adam Durrant at the 2022 Perth Magic Millions.