Promising two-year-old filly Mumbai Muse has been instrumental in two of racing’s most well-known households becoming a member of forces for the primary time in a few years when she debuts within the Group 3 $200,000 Widden Stakes (1100m) at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday.
Mumbai Muse is educated by Michael Freedman and is part-owned by Debbie Kepitis (nee Ingham).
It’s the primary time Kepitis has raced a horse with the Freedmans for the reason that speedy Woppitt was profitable races in Melbourne 15 years in the past.
Freedman had bought Mumbai Muse for $525,000 on the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale final yr when Kepitis approached the coach asking if there have been shares out there within the filly.
“I beloved Mumbai Muse as a kind and after I had bought her, Debbie walked up out of the blue and mentioned she wish to become involved,” Freedman mentioned.
“We haven’t had an affiliation with Deb since Woppitt so I used to be happy when she requested about shopping for into filly.”
Kepitis, a part-owner of all-time nice Winx, mentioned there have been two fillies on the Easter Sale final yr that she was eager to purchase into and so they have been the unbeaten Lazzago and Mumbai Muse.
“We appeared to try to purchase each however Mumbai Muse went means over our finances,” Kepitis mentioned.
“I noticed Michael Freedman had purchased the filly and I mentioned to him we usually don’t race in teams until it’s with the colts however we wish to take a small share in her if it was out there.
“Michael ended up with 4 (house owners) within the filly and we have been completely satisfied to take a share.”
Mumbai Muse, a well-bed filly by Zoustar out of Mumbai Rock, has proven loads of potential in two barrier trials together with a cushty win at Warwick Farm over 792m about two weeks in the past.
“I believe she is a really good filly,” Freedman mentioned.
“Her two trials have been very encouraging, she does it the fitting means, and she or he is able to go to the races.
“I suppose in context in what a few of these Zoustar fillies are making now, she has pedigree and if we are able to place her the place she will choose up some black kind she can be a really useful filly.”
Mumbai Muse has proven Freedman sufficient to check her on debut at Group 3 degree towards a crack area of fillies together with Cigar Flick, the unbeaten Chris Waller-trained teen raced by the Ingham household together with Kepitis.
Cigar Flick, who’s by Churchill out of Palmateer and is from the Ingham’s Little Surfer Woman household that features Group 1 winner Fangirl, gained her debut race in spectacular type at Canterbury earlier this month.
“We expect Cigar Flick could be very thrilling and though it’s not superb to have the 2 fillies clashing, we don’t have a alternative,” Kepitis mentioned.
“We’re a single syndicate in Mumbai Muse and I’m not going to rock the boat. We belief our trainers.
“It could be nice in the event that they ran first and second, or perhaps a dead-heat could be superior.”
In in a single day TAB Mounted Odds betting for the Widden Stakes, Cigar Flick is at $6.50 and Mumbai Muse at $19 behind the increase first starter Studying To Fly at $3.70 favorite.
Kepitis can also be within the possession of the Waller-trained Shinzo who makes his debut within the Group 3 $200,000 Canonbury Stakes (1100m).
Shinzo is superbly-bred by champion sire Snitzel out of Samaready, herself a twin Group 1 winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes and Moir Stakes, and the dam of Exhilarates, winner of the Magic Thousands and thousands 2YO Basic.
Waller has given Shinzo three barrier trials to arrange for his race debut together with a classy win at Rosehill over 900m earlier this month.
Shinzo, raced by a robust syndicate together with Coolmore, Sir Peter Vela and Kepitis, is on the second line of Canonbury betting at $5.50 behind unbeaten King’s Gambit at $1.40 favouritism.
Initially printed as Freedman and Ingham households be a part of forces with promising filly Mumbai Muse