Badawiya more than stamped herself as one to follow through an impressive Spring Carnival campaign this year, and trainer Mick Price is hopeful the filly’s form in 2016 will warrant a trip north to contest a race like the Group 1 Coolmore Classic (1500m) in late March.
Badawiya has posted an impressive three wins and as many minors through seven career starts so far and returned to the paddock following a successful transition to black type racing; charging home to win the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) on October 4th before running a close third in the Group 1 Thousand Guineas (1600m) only one week later.
Price told Racing.com he is confident the classy daughter of Al Maher is one of the more talented runners of her age group and is hopeful she is capable of a berth in a race like the 2016 Coolmore Classic; an event in which she would carry a light weight as a three-year-old.
“Badawiya a little skinny, light little filly,” Price said.
“We’ll bring her up and see how we go there.
“She’s obviously very talented and hopefully she’ll end up in Sydney.”
Trialling well in the lead-up to her competitive debut, Badawiya announced herself to the Australian racing public from the get-go when running on for third amongst classy company in the Evergreen Turf Maiden Plate (1000m) on January 8th.
Returning on July ninth for second in a Sale maiden over 1208m, the filly out of Sayuri San broke through for a maiden race win in the Welcome Ecycle Solutions Maiden (1200m) and placed seventh in the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) in her first attempt at black type company on September 5th before winning the Australian Seed & Turf BM64 (1400m) in her only other start prior to the Edward Manifold Stakes.
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