Mighthavtime Upsets in Southern Oaks Heat

Mighthavtime Upsets in Southern Oaks Heat

4th January 2022

Bruce Stewart

Mighthavtime dented a few reputations when she easily won the first heat of the Southern Oaks Series at Roxburgh today for Tisbury trainer Kirstin Barclay.

Driver Brent Barclay positioned Mighthavtime back on the inside with favourite Fernleigh Blackbird taking up the pacemaker role. When the gaps opened in the straight Mighthavtime shot through on the inside to win by two lengths from Feelthejoy.

Mighthavtime and Brent Barclay winning at Roxburgh-Photo Monica Toretto

The winning time of 2-40.3 was a new track record for three-year-old fillies over the 2180 metre mobile. The previous record of 2-42.1 was set by Celestial Arden in 2016.

Mighthavtime was the fifth win favourite in the seven-horse field and paid $11.30 and $4.50.

She’s by Betterthancheddar out of the Christian Cullen mare One Christian, and is owned by Murray Little.

Mighthavtime is a half-sister to Christianshavtime the winner of six races. Little has an Art Major filly out of One Christian entered in next month’s national yearling sales.

Mighthavtime’s second dam Solitaire is the mother of smart filly One Dream, the winner of thirteen races and $553,059. Her wins include the Group One New Zealand Oaks and Group One Nevele R Fillies Final. She was the  Three-Year-Old Pacing Filly of the Year in the 2006-2007 season so there are plenty of good females in the family.

Today’s three-year-old fillies feature was the first heat of the Nevele R/Macca Lodge Southern Oaks series in which all fillies have to at least start in two heats to qualify for April’s $50,000 Group Two Final.

The next heat will be at Winton on the 3rd of February.