Third Stakes Winner For Deep Field

Xilong in Saturday’s Twilight Glow Stakes provided the young sire Deep Field with his 3rd stakes winner.

XILONG winning the Twilight Glow Stakes.
XILONG winning the Twilight Glow Stakes. Picture: Racing and Sports

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). 


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