The China Horse Club was immediately rewarded for its astute purchasing at last week’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney, Australia when a Denman x Berengaria filly it selected received an immediate and notable upgrade to her pedigree.

Politeness, a half-sister to this wonderfully athletic bay, produced a scintillating last to first burst to annex the G3 P.J. Bell Stakes (1200m) at Royal Randwick on the first day of The Championship in Sydney.


A series of stakes races are being tabled for Politeness including the G1 Sangster Stakes, however the G3 James H.B. Carr Stakes is likely to be her next start. This event, also during the Sydney Autumn Carnival, has been a successful stepping stone for many winners of the P.J. Bell Stakes.

“[Politeness] is a really good filly that can sit off a good tempo and sprint,” said winning jockey Craig Williams post race.

“She was always travelling for me. On the ground today if you don’t travel, don’t handle it, it doesn’t matter what your form says.”

“Maybe the others didn’t handle the track but she relished it.”

Owner Phil Sly has already announced that Politeness will travel to Japan once her career is over to be covered by the champion sire Deep Impact, further enhancing the opportunities for this family to improve its commercial appeal.

The Denman filly will be broken in during the coming weeks before taking the first steps in pre-training towards becoming a racehorse. Leggy, tally and athletic, this filly was singled out as an ideal prospect to join the CHC Australia racing team.

While she is expected to continue improving as she gets older, this Denman filly is seen as a type capable of making her mark as a two-year-old in 2015.