Sky Kingdom’s undefeated 3-year-old filly Australasia has won her three starts by a combined 21 ½ lengths after rolling to a 7 1/4-length win in the $100,000 LA Bred Premier Starlet S. on Feb. 10 at Delta Downs (VIDEO).
Winner of last month’s Louisiana Jewel S., Australasia has now earned $133,200 for owner Jean Etienne Dubois and trainer Brad Cox.
Going a mile for the first time on Wednesday, Australasia went right to the front at the outset and was side-by-side with Eileen Alexandra through the first half-mile. Winning Romance briefly made it a three-way battle for the lead, but Australasia quickly pulled clear going into the final turn and widened her lead the rest of the way despite being hand-ridden the entire way.
“She does it so easy,” said assistant trainer Ricky Giannini, who was on hand. “She rates for Diego (jockey Diego Saenz) and really responded when he said it was go-time.”
Australasia was bred by J. Adcock and Hume Wornall and is the latest of five winners out of the Tiznow mare Ayala Strand, who is a half-sister to six-time stakes winner High Strike Zone. Australasia sold for $130,000 at the 2020 OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds in Training.