A talented daughter of Golden Slipper winner Sepoy, Garrard was second on debut to Blue Diamond winner Catchy and then second at her next run to Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Houtzen, so was always going to be a short priced favourite at Bendigo on Tuesday.
Trained by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young, Garrard ran up to her strong form lines to surge home and win the 1000 metre maiden by three-quarters of a length.
It was a good tough win as she was punted wide during the run, covering more ground than she would have liked, but was still too strong for the fast finishing first starter Sebfire, a half-brother by Sebring to Group I winner Shamal Wind.
A $120,000 Magic Millions purchase from the draft of Turangga Farm, Garrard is the first winner for Fitness, an unraced More Than Ready (USA) daughter of Group III placed Dane Tryst from the family of Group I winners Redding, Leica Smile and Nothin’ Leica Dane.
Turangga Farm have the2017 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale next on the agenda with 11 yearlings entered by a wide variety of sires. Click here to see the draft.