Group 1 Target For Modern Wonder

Co-trainer Troy Corstens says brilliant debut winner Modern Wonder (Snitzel-Elusive Wonder, by Elusive Quality) is likely to be aimed at the Gr1 Thousand Guineas in the spring, reports

The 2YO filly (pictured below as a yearling) made the perfect start to her career when scoring by 2 lengths for Leon & Troy Corstens in the $100,000 Listed Dequetteville Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

"She's a beautiful filly," Corstens told Melbourne's Radio Sport National.

"She's always been a nice filly. Her first preparation she showed a bit, but nowhere near what she showed this preparation. She's just continued to improve."

Modern Wonder, who hails from the family of Gr1 South Australian Oaks winner Lady Liberty and Gr3 Blue Diamond Prelude (F) winner Freedom Fields, was purchased for $175,000 by Malua Bloodstock at the 2015 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Mill Park.

"It is a predominantly sprinting family that she's from," said Corstens.

"With that sort of filly, you're aiming them all to get to the Thousand Guineas."

He added: "We'll give her a couple of runs to see if she can get to the mile, or if we're going to keep her to the sprinting trips. But it's going to be fun trying to find out."