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Milkwood bolts in

Maiden victories do not come much easier than the one recorded by promising filly Milkwood at Rotorua on Tuesday.

Settling back in the small field, the up-and-coming daughter of Dylan Thomas (pictured) began her run approaching the turn - and she quickly had her rivals off the bit and chasing.

Leading into the straight and giving a mighty kick, the attractive chestnut put a space on the others, her winning margin a soft an impressive seven lengths.

A game second at her previous two outings, Milkwood was certainly deserving of her win and we congratulate her owners JML Bloodstock Ltd (manager Liberato Petagna).

A $55,000 purchase for Paul Moroney at the 2011 Classic Sale (a happy hunting ground for Ballymore), Milkwood is out of the imported Pleasant Colony mare Goodeve.

The dam of four other winners in the United States and Macau, Goodeve is also grandam of the stakes winner Coteau Kitten.

A filly with great racetrack potential and future broodmare value, Milkwood has as her grandam the Group One mare Ruling Angel and other big race winners from her family include Soaring Free, Tilt My Halo and Regal Intention.
[28 May 13]

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