Written by Trent Masenhelder (TTR)

It was a hive of activity at Warwick Farm on Monday morning, with 14 trials conducted, including two for the new-season juveniles.

In Heat 6, it was the fillies’ turn, and after four scratchings, we were left with a field of three. The 795-metre trial was taken out by the Richard and Will Freedman-trained Miss Judas, who clocked 46.60s.

The winner is a daughter of Darley’s Group 1-winning freshman sire Microphone.

Miss Judas stepped away slowly and sat behind the leader Better Being Single (Better Than Ready), before peeling off her back soon after swinging for home. That pair cleared out in the run to the line, with Miss Judas edging clear in the dying stages to prevail by 0.93l under James McDonald.

Kia Ora Stud bred Miss Judas and offered her at this year’s Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She was bought by her trainers for $320,000.

The filly is the sixth living foal from the Group 2 victress Sistine Angel (Testa Rossa) and she herself is a half-sister to the Group 3 winner Sistine Demon (Excites) and the stakes performer Themoonlitegambler (Good Journey {USA}).

Miss Judas’ second dam is the unraced Peintre Celebre (USA) mare Famous Painter – a half-sister to the Group 2 victor Gallopini (Canny Lad) and the Listed scorer Land Speed Record.