The win of the Tony and Calvin McEvoy-trained filly Xilong in Saturday's Twilight Glow Stakes (Listed) at Sandown Hillside provided the young Newgate Farm-based sire Deep Field with his 3rd stakes winner. Ridden by Luke Currie and starting the 6-4 favourite, Xilong led all the way to defeat Godolphin's Palurien by a length and a quarter with Excelida in third.
"I've always thought of her as a Group-class filly and the Sangster Stakes, the Group 1 for fillies and mares in Adelaide in May, I think she's talented enough to run in that," Tony McEvoy said.
"With a break now, I think she will come back even better, and although that is high, that's what I think of her."
Out of Testa Rossa mare Pane In The Glass, Xilong was purchased by McEvoy Mitchell Racing for $360,000 at the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale from the draft of Newgate Farm. Deep Field stood his fifth season at stud this year for a fee of $44,000 (inc GST).