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Typhoon Tracy Relation Wins On Debut
Beautifully bred filly Shacked Up got her career off to the perfect start when winning in impressive fashion at Hawkesbury yesterday. Racing in the familiar black and yellow diamond silks of Arrowfield Stud, the daughter of Not A Single Doubt backed up her good trial form when jumping smartly and leading throughout in the 2YO maiden plate (1000m) to post an easy 2.3-length win over fellow fillies Yuma Desert and Roeinda. Trained by Gerald Ryan, Shacked Up is a three-quarter sister to Gr1 winner Master Of Design (Redoute's Choice) and a half-sister Gr1 South African winner Suntagonal (Octagonal) from the Last Tycoon mare Urge To Merge. The well-related Urge To Merge is a half-sister to Gr1-winning sire Danasinga as well as a full-sister to champion South African mare Tracy's Element, dam of 6-time Gr1 winner and Australian Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy. Urge To Merge sadly passed away in 2012 so the decision was made by Arrowfield to keep Shacked Up instead of putting her through the sale ring with a view to securing some valuable black-type. However, trainer Gerald Ryan said he would wait and see before committing Shacked Up to a spring campaign. "She's a really nice filly with a lot of ability" Ryan told Sky Racing. "The spring may come along too quickly for her, but she does everything right." He added: "There is definitely a black-type race in her. We'll probably just progress to a mid-week race or a Saturday race and see how she's going."