After two impressive trial performances, two –year-old Super Easy filly PROM QUEEN was always going to be hard to beat when she made her racetrack appearance.
The first runner for Hallmark Stud’s multiple Group 1-winning, Singapore Horse of the Year, the Ken and Lisa Rae-trained filly made her debut on October 21, contesting the NZB Ready To Run Sale Two-year-old Open.
Straight to the lead, the filly was never really headed as she showed good natural speed to hold all her rivals at bay, pulling away with ease to record a two length victory.
"It's been a while since we had a decent horse and she reminds me so much of Egyptian Raine," Ken Rae said.
"I'm not saying she's as good as her, but she's has got that same attitude. She's a lovely filly."
A winner of the Group 1 Railways Stakes in 2003 when trained by Rae before heading to Australia, Egyptian Raine was a class runner, so to have the filly showing attributes that are somewhat similar, is a very good pointer for the future of Prom Queen.
Prom Queen, who is a half-sister to the Australian stakes winner Swiss Rose (Thorn Park), is now likely to have one further start this campaign before heading back to the paddock
"She'll go to the Welcome Stakes and then have a break," Rae said.
Run on November 12 at Riccarton Park, the Welcome Stakes is run at Listed level, and a win there would be a significant result for Super Easy who has covered great books of mares in his first three seasons at stud, averaging 116 mares, and once again this season is going strong, having covered a significant number to date.
With the likes of Liam Birchley, Te Aku Racing, Shaun Ritchie, John Sargent, Joe Pride, Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, Tony Pike, Donna Logan and Chris Gibbs, Stephen McKee and Eddie Chippendale, to name a few, having all secured progeny of Super Easy – how could so many top judges be wrong?
For further information on Super Easy, who stands at a fee of $7,500 (plus GST), contact Hallmark Stud via firstname.lastname@example.org, Denny Baker + 64 21 955 573 or Mark Baker on + 64 21 955 574.
Pictures: Race Images Christchurch.