Our 3 year old Winning Rupert filly MERIMEE has been racing consistently and yesterday at Eagle Farm she broke through for her maiden win in dominant style over 1,400 metres with Jim Byrne aboard.
MERIMEE began well from her barrier and Jim allowed her to find her feet and settle in a mid-field position, three wide with cover where she travelled comfortably. She was allowed to stride forward from the 600 metres mark and worked into the race strongly, coming wide around the home turn. MERIMEE let down in great fashion at the top of the straight, showing an impressive turn of foot and “reeling in” the leaders with ease to come away for an eye catching win. Jim commented post race that the filly was very good and he was always confident she was the winner.
MERIMEE was a $100,000 yearling purchase from the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale from the draft of Edinburgh Park. The filly is out of Choisir mare Choix De Maia (NZ) and owners elected to name her MERIMEE after French author Prosper Merimee.