Daughters of Woodside Park Stud’s proven producer Foxwedge continued to perform on the international stage over the week, with his 3yo daughter Run Fox Run highlighting her untapped potential with a stunning Listed victory at Kenilworth, South Africa.
Australian-bred and sold through the draft of Mill Park Stud, the Brett Crawford-trained filly had previously won all three of her starts and was not only stepping up to the 1200m for the first time, but also tackling her first black type class field.
Showing her customary speed, Run Fox Run jumped to the lead, and almost appeared to be idling under jockey Greg Cheyne, before he asked for an effort and she exploded away, under what was an effortless performance to pull away by five lengths, untouched.
“She was super impressive and coasted in. It’s been a long time since I’ve ridden something with a cruising speed like this” stated Cheyne who was riding the filly for the first time on behalf of owners Ridgemont Highlands, who interestingly also own Foxwedge’s European G1 winner Urban Fox under their Barnane Stud Ltd banner.
With four G1 races run on the same day in South Africa, but at the Scottsville track, all over 1200m, Run Fox Run wouldn’t have looked out of place in the G1 Fillies Sprint, and who knows, we may see the filly step up to that grade this coming Summer during the Cape Season, or even this time next year for the KZN Champions Season.
The very next day in Ireland, Foxwedge achieved his most recent G1 performer when Paddy Twomey’s 3yo filly Foxtrot Liv finished third in the G1 Irish One Thousand Guineas behind Hermosa.
With two previous victories, as we as a second to Hermosa at G3 level, the Northmore Stud bred filly has been a model of consistency for connections, having never finished outside the top five in all eight career starts.
Set to stand this coming season at $16,500 (inc. GST), Foxwedge is the sire of 41 stakes performers.
Image sourced from Mill Park Stud Twitter account.