Local thoroughbred breeder Paul Sturt will be hoping Miss Kojiki can put in a strong showing in the $100,000 Inglis two-year-old Challenge at Scone today.
The real Impact filly that is out of Tell Tale was bred in Tumut at Sturt Thoroughbreds and will contest race four, a 1100m sprint race for the babies.
Muswellbrook trainer Todd Howlett purchased Miss Kojiki after a chance sighting at the Inglis Classic Yearling sales last year.
“I was at the sale and I noticed that she had a really nice walk on her and liked her in the parade ring,” Howlett said.
“She is a nice sized filly, really athletic and that’s what I really liked about her, she just ticked all the right boxes.”
Connections only paid $25,000 for Miss Kojiki, which could very well be a bargain price according to Howlett.
“I really think she will be a handy type, I look forward to her later on as a three-year-old and she looks like she could win in town,” Howlett said.
“Whatever she does now, she will definitely improve on, and hopefully she gets out over a mile.”
The popular Hunter Valley trainer said that once she produced a good finish on her debut run at Muswellbrook on April 13, he had this race penciled away.
“I always had this race in mind, over the years there have been a lot of maidens and two-year-old first starters in this race,” Howlett said.
“I think she will be right in it, but she drew terribly, so we will need some luck.”
On debut, Miss Kojiki caught the eye of punters, coming home with a wet sail to finish third at Muswellbrook over the 1000m and the extra half-furlong will only improve her chances of featuring in the money today.
Mikayla Weir jumps in the saddle for the ride but gate 16 will made it very tough, and as a result, the TAB is offering 40/1 for Miss Kojiki to get the win.