“We might have an Oaks filly,” said trainer Tony McEvoy after String Theory made a winning debut at Morphettville on Friday, December 14.
String Theory brought up a double for McEvoy at the meeting following the victory by Yulong Star earlier the day.
Beautifully ridden by Jamie Kah, String Theory ($19) scored by two lengths in the Thirsty Camel Cup Lawn Party 21/12 Maiden (1600m) beating Knavesmire ($6.50) with Liberty Lover ($4.20) a half-length away third.
“Not many horses can win at 1600 metres at their first start,” McEvoy said.
“We bought her as an Oaks filly. She is by Camelot, a Derby winner who has sired a Derby winner, out of a Danehill Dancer mare who stayed and has produced stayers.
“A lot of credit has to go to Jamie.
“The filly has never shown us any speed at home, but Jamie allowed her to roll forward and sit outside the speed and that was crucial.
“From her spot Jamie controlled the tempo and the filly showed her talent drawing clear in the home straight.”
McEvoy said String Theory would derive great benefit from the win.
“I’ll see how she comes through the race before looking for her next run.”
String Theory cost $80,000 for McEvoy Mitchell Racing at the 2017 Inglis Premier Yearling Sales.