Jan 18, 2019

Imperial Dawn confirmed she is filly of real potential with an exciting win at Pakenham on Thursday night.

Racing for just the second time, the three-year-old showed the benefit of the experience of her luckless debut with a powerful finish under Damian Lane to get up late to win the Fillies and Mares Maiden (1400m).

“We’ve been patient with her but she is shaping as though she has a decent future,” Scott Cameron said.

“She had no luck at all at her first start, no-ones fault, she found her own trouble but Damian gave her a lovely ride tonight and the way she lengthened late was satisfying to see.”

Imperial Dawn was a $50,000 yearling purchase by Russell Cameron Racing at the 2017 Melbourne Premier Sale and is now shaping as a most astute purchase.

By High Chaparral, Imperial Dawn is a half-sister to Group winner Miss Rose de Lago and Cameron said it was with a future in mind he purchased the filly.

“She has a terrific pedigree,” Cameron said. “She was a bit immature s a yearling which is not what the market wants so we were extremely pleased to be able to buy her.

“We knew she would need a bit of time and that’s how it has worked out. We’re lucky we have such a great group of owners who have been patient.

It was terrific to see her confirm the promise of her debut and I’m sure it will not be her last win.”

Congratulations to Mr J Glossop, Just Horse Racing, Mr T N Smelt, Ms J R Muller, Mr I W McGregor, Mr L A Johnson, Mr J R Little, Mr D P Bloomfield, Mr G A Pearson, Mr D J March, Mr G J March, Mr J A Leahy, Mrs T J Leahy, Mr B K Waters, Mr P B Fischer, Mr A M Langsford, Mr S R March, Mr G J Hodge, Mr R J Ind