Sunday, October 25, 2009
Perfect Loch, a 2-year-old colt by Perfect Soul, made a promising debut to the races on Oct. 24th at Woodbine, rallying from last in the 12-horse field to win a $75,900 maiden special weight race.
Ridden by Chantal Sutherland, Perfect Loch was last most of the way of the 1 1/16-mile event before fanning six-wide in the lane and showing a tremendous turn of foot to pass 11 colts and geldings in a visually impressive stretch run. She would hit the wire a widening three lengths in front, stopping the clock in 1:46 flat over the local Polytrack.
Trained by Roger Attfield for owner and breeder Charles Fipke, the dark bay colt is out of the Rahy mare Loch Tay and was bred in Kentucky. He has earnings of $37,632 from his perfect debut.
Earlier on the Woodbine card, Ima Soul Miss became another impressive debut winner for her sire Perfect Soul, winning at the same distance as Perfect Loch by a decisive two lengths over eight other fillies and mares. Sutherland also rode Ima Soul Miss for Attfield and Fipke, and the 3-year-old chestnut filly was equally as professional in her first start.
Also out of a Rahy mare – Rahfee, Ima Soul Miss was foaled in Ontario.