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Sweet Sanette Sister Wows On Debut

Ridgemont Highlands look to have a potentially smart sort on their hands in the form of three-year-old filly Scented Garden, who made a smashing debut at Fairview on Friday afternoon.

The Pathfork sophomore, backed down to 13-10 tote favouritism, simply outclassed her 10 rivals, with Scented Garden romping home to a 5.75 length debut score in the All To Come Maiden Plate (1200m).

Trained by Alan Greeff, the well related Scented Garden was steered to victory by Greg Cheyne.

Yet another by former Irish champion Pathfork (pictured) to catch the eye this season, the filly lacks little in pedigree on the female side.

Scented Garden, bred on the same Pathfork/National Assembly cross as multiple stakes winner Madame Speaker and the promising Verbarium, and is the eight winner produced by four time winning National Assembly matron Scented Samantha.

The latter has produced a trio of graded stakes winners namely Franny (G3 Magnolia Handicap, G3 Pretty Polly Stakes), Dark Justice (G3 Protea Stakes) and the durable globetrotter Sweet Sanette.

A daughter of Jallad, Sweet Sanette won eight times, while competing in all of South Africa, Hong Kong and Britain. Her victories included the G3 Sycamore Sprint in South Africa, and the Bauhinia Sprint in Hong Kong, with Sweet Sanette putting up her best performance when finishing third in the 2011 G1 King’s Stand Stakes. On that occasion, Sweet Sanette defeated the G1 winners War Artist, Kingsgate Native, Sole Power and Tangerine Trees.

Retired to stud in Australia, Sweet Sanette is currently the dam of at least three winners, with her Fastnet Rock daughter Sweet Rockette, a winner over 1200m, finishing second in the 2018 G3 Pro Star Entertainment Scarborough Stakes.

Sweet Rockette’s full-brother Fast ‘N’ Rolling won five, while another full sibling, Invincible Rock, winning three up to 1300 metres.

Exported to Australia, Sweet Sanette’s I Am Invincible colt passed through the ring unsold at the 2020 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.