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Regally bred Perfect Shirl breaks maiden at Woodbine
RSS Feeds Monday, June 14, 2010
Perfect Shirl made short work of a full field of 14 maiden fillies to score an easy 2 1/2-length victory in a 1 1/8-mile turf race at Woodbine on June 13. The 3-year-old daughter of Darby Dan's Perfect Soul (IRE) is owned and bred by their long-time client Charles Fipke.

Perfect Shirl was never far off the lead throughout the race. Fifth after a half-mile, jockey Chantal Sutherland asked her to go after the leaders around the far turn. She swept to the lead with a rush and was well clear in mid-stretch. Sutherland geared her down at the end, finishing under a hand ride.

This was the fourth lifetime start for Perfect Shirl; her record stands at 1-1-1, with earnings of $45,905. She is trained by Roger Attfield.

This was the second start on the grass for Lady Shirl; she finished in the runner-up spot after a troubled trip in her debut, which came on the Gulfstream lawn this past winter. And if her pedigree is any indication, she has a big future on the green. She is out of Lady Shirl, already the dam of three stakes winners on the grass. Topping the list is Shakespeare, brilliant winner of seven of eight starts, including Grade 1 events in the Woodbine Mile and Joe Hirsch Invitational. Lady Shakespeare, who like Perfect Shirl was bred and owned by Fipke, won the Bewitch S. (G3) at Keeneland and the Ontario Colleen S. at Woodbine. Fantastic Shirl won over $250,000 and took the De La Rose S. on the Saratoga turf. Lady Shirl herself won nearly $800,000 in a career that included nine stakes wins, topped by the Grade 1 Flower Bowl Invitational.