FRANKEL FILLY REMAINS UNBEATEN

Three year old Frankel filly Steinem has marked herself as one to watch after coming from second last to gap the field at Sandown Hillside on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in her short career

Steinem is currently trained by the Maher and Eustace stable and powered away up the long Sandown straight to win by 3.5 lengths in the BM64 over 1600m.

The daughter of Frankel jumped from barrier 8 as a $2.20 shot to win the race. Holding favouritism the favourite backers would have been nervous as the field round the home turn with Steinem sitting second last. 

She wasn’t there for long however as Melbourne Cup winning jockey Jye McNeil asked her to extend and the turn of pace was something to admire. 

Letting down in the middle of the track Steinem turned on the afterburners and even giving the leaders a few lengths at the 200m was able to fire past the field like they were treading water to kick clear and win by 3.5 lengths winding down over the line. 

The win follows hot on the heels of an impressive victory in a Pakenham maiden over 1400m in March. Speaking with racing.com after watching Steinem go two from two David Eustace was full of praise for the 3 year old.

"That was good, it was a proper turn-of-foot that - you don't see that too often," he said.

"She's obviously got everything in front of her. She's two from two and we've always liked her.

"We've really taken our time.

"Her owners and breeder are here as well and they're going to have a lot of fun."

Jockey Jye McNeil was equally as happy with the performance and already had one eye on Group 1 glory before the end of 2021. 

"She demolished them," he told Racing.com.

"She's going to get over ground, I suspect.

"She put them away really quickly and ... she's a nice one for the future.

"Based on the feel and the progress she's made, she's still got improvement to come and I don't think their sights (the Australasian Oaks) are too high."

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