Najoom One to Watch

10 Mar 2015


Source: Tara Madgwick, Breednet - Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Gai Waterhouse knows how to get the best from a Northern Meteor filly as we saw last Saturday with Cosmic Endeavour and she'll be winning better races with the one she saddled up to win her maiden at Hawkesbury on Thursday.

Sent out a short priced favourite, Najoom overcame a wide gate under a patient ride from Tommy Berry, settling at the rear covering ground before unleashing a powerful finishing burst.

She cruised up to the lead and kept right on going to win the 1100 metre maiden by three lengths in a brisk 1:02.79.

Consigned for sale by Willow Park Stud as was dual Group I winner Cosmic Endeavour, Najoom was picked up by Emirates Park for $225,000 at the Magic Millions.

She is the second winner for Charlety Star, an unraced sibling by Arena to stakes-winners Upon This Rock, Bhutane Dane and Gaze On.

Najoom is entered for the $500,000 Group II ATC Arrowfield Sprint at The Championships on April 11.