FEBRUARY 08, 2017: There’s nothing to compare with good timing when it comes to selling yearlings, and the Bowness Stud sales team received its fair share when Flying Pan scored her maiden success at Murray Bridge on the midweek program conducted in South Australia yesterday afternoon.
Having only her third race start, Flying Pan turned in a performance that was full of merit. Last out of the barrier and close to the tail of the field on straightening for home, the promising filly managed to seize control of the contest halfway down the run-in and then coasted to an impressive 3.7 lengths victory.
A 3-year-old daughter of Helmet trained out of the Morphettville stables of Phillip Stokes, Flying Pan is a half-sister to Lot 135 — a beautiful first-crop daughter of Camelot (GB) from the winning Lonhro mare Pan’s Flute scheduled to be offered by Bowness Stud during the Gold Riband Session of the 2017 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.
Flying Pan’s half-sister is one of 10 Lots consigned by Bowness Stud for the sale. The fifth foal of Pan’s Flute, a winning daughter of Lonhro, she hails from a family developed by Woodlands stud over a number of years, and one which features a host of stakes winners to have raced with distinction in the cerise livery of the Ingham brothers. These include her second-dam Syrinx (SAJC Breeders’ S-G2) and third-dam Whistling (VATC Tristarc S-lR), in addition to the likes of Whistle Up, Noise and The Rhine.