Conquest Whiplash, a 2-year-old daughter of Hear No Evil, impressed in her career debut with a front-running score in Saturday's $153,000 Victoria S. at Woodbine.
Facing a field of five male competitors, Conquest Whiplash was sent immediately to the lead by rider Eurico Rosa da Silva as No Fruit Degroote and Irish Media trying to keep up with the pacesetter.
Conquest Whiplash rolled through the opening quarter in :22.16 with a two-length lead. She widened slightly to 2 1/2-lengths at the top of the stretch and continued on under a hand ride for clear-cut 2 3/4-length win. The final running time for the five furlongs was :58.19.
"Mark (trainer Casse) said, 'Usually I say sit third or fourth, but today don't take any prisoners, just go'," said da Silva. "He put some fire inside me and I did (go)."
Casse saw his filly's potential after watching her work at Ocala.
"We called her 'Whiplash' because she came out of the turn so fast working, she could hardly make the turn. It was like a motorcycle going around the turn," said Casse.
Casse was referring to watching the filly prior to the OBS Spring sale of 2-year-olds in training in April, where she was a $370,000 purchase. The price was the highest paid for a filly at the prestigious auction, and eighth-best price overall.
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