Promising filly Gibson Girl is set to take on the unbeaten Chevron Supreme in a $22,000 Alabar Sires Stakes 3YO Fillies Heat at Auckland on Friday night.
Gibson Girl, the first foal from the 2013 Australasian Breeders Crown 4YO Mares Final winner, Carpenters Daughter (1:56.1, 13 wins & $307,872), goes into the heat with back-to-back wins in recent weeks.
She’s drawn the ace over the 1700m dash, with Chevon Supreme, set to do battle from the three gate for the Robert Dunn stable.
Gibson Girl’s dam Carpenters Daughter is a half-sister to mare Moulin Bromac (Bettor's Delight-Missy Matao, by Falcon Seelster-Miss Burnside).
The Steve Telfer-trained Gibson Girl backed up her maiden Auckland mile win in 1:57.5 on September 28 by scoring again in a rating 40-55 pace at Cambridge last Thursday.
She had to be good, overcoming the outside of the second row, and still being last beginning the final 800m.
Gibson Girl improved four wide with cover at the 600m and unleashed five wide in the straight to win as she liked, beating her closest rival by three and a half lengths.
The daughter of champion sire Bettor's Delight was timed over her last 800m in 56.8s.
She has only raced four times for two wins and two placings.
Moulin Bromac, also by Bettor's Delight, won twice from only 18 starts when prepared by Nicky Chilcott.
Her first foal is a now yearling filly by the USA speedster He's Watching (1:46.8), while she was served by Sweet Lou last year.
Missy Matao (1:55.6, US, 15 wins), the dam of Carpenters Daughter and Moulin Bromac, is also the dam of fast USA winner Manhattan Rusty (1:50.6, 9 NZ wins), a brother to Carpenters Daughter; (Our) Strawberry Miss (1:58.9, seven wins) and useful Canterbury-winning mare, Clasina Maria (1:57.6, seven wins).
This is a strong maternal family with grand-dam Miss Burnside being an unraced Vance Hanover sister to the 1988 Northern Oaks winner Miss Ardmore (p3, 2:00.7, five wins).
Miss Burnside, herself the dam of 11 winners, six in 2:00, includng Optimist (1:51.4, US, $338,537), was a half-sister to another smart mare in Miss Clevedon (13 wins), the 1994 NZ Broodmare of the Year and most notably dam of 1993 Auckland Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final winner, Mark Hanover (1:53.4, US, 37 wins & $907,785).