Bright future ahead for Seasons In De Sun

Mar 30, 2022

Well-bred filly Seasons In De Sun couldn’t have travelled any better into the straight before lengthening nicely to break her maiden status over 2000m at Ballarat on Sunday. The half-sister to Group 1 winning mare, Mystic Journey, had shown plenty of potential at her previous two outings, hitting the line strongly from the back of the field over 1600m to run two consecutive fourth placings.

This time the gorgeous daughter of Fighting Sun camped just behind the speed before trucking up to the corner under a hold from jockey Jake Noonan. She responded nicely in the straight under the urgings from Noonan to hold the Mick Price and Michael Kent Jr-trained Enosi at bay to win by over a length.

The progressive filly has thrived off the spacing of her runs and has certainly put her hand up for potential black type races in the future.

Trainer Tony Noonan said the progressive filly has had stayer written all over her.

“She’s a lightly raced filly that’s always given us the impression that she’d appreciate distance and the step up to the 2000m worked well – she was very dominant,” Noonan said following the impressive maiden win.

“We might look at some black type three-year-old fillies races in Adelaide next month. We feel she’s good enough to have a crack at that.”

The SUPER VOBIS qualified filly collected a lovely bonus for her maiden win on top of her usual prizemoney and provided prominent owner Mr David O’Keefe with his first winner for the stable.

“She’s a filly that we brought for Mr David O’Keefe who has raced a number of good horses over the years, and we’re thrilled to train our first winner for him,” Noonan said. “He selected the filly at Melbourne and was good enough to give her to us to train so it was great to get the result for him.”

The future looks bright for Season In De Sun who continues to improve at each of her outings. It’ll be interesting what level this valuable filly can reach – stay tuned!