Run over 1600m on October 03, 2015 at Randwick
Trainer: Ms G Waterhouse
Jockey: Tommy Berry
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: ATC
Then came: Honesta, Perignon, Pearls, Flamboyant Lass, Kimberley Star, Sofia Rosa, Sempre Libera, Gone to Paris, Ocean Tempest, Lauren's Magic,
At Royal Randwick in Sydney, ill-fated Widden Stud sire Northern Meteor (Encosta de Lago-Explosive, by Fappiano) celebrated a Gr1 success when 3YO filly Speak Fondly (Northern Meteor-Blab, by Flying Spur) scored by 0.1-length for trainer Gai Waterhouse in the $500,000 Gr1 Flight Stakes (1600m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow 3YO fillies Honesta (Monaco Consul-Always Loyal, by Bradbury's Luck) & Perignon (Snitzel-Last Blaze, by Narita Brian). This was the first top-flight victory for Speak Fondly who took her record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Furious Stakes, Gr2 Silver Shadow Stakes & Gr2 Magic Night Stakes) and 3 placings (including the Gr1 Golden Rose & Gr2 Sweet Embrace Stakes) from 8 starts for $870,700 earnings. The Gooree-bred Speak Fondly is a half-sister to Gr2 Hobartville Stakes winner Wild And Proud from the stakes-winning Flying Spur mare Blab. This is also the family of champion filly Bounding Away, winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks, and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury.