Entrusted to Te Akau to train by respected international bloodstock expert David Price, this filly was also bred by him – holding special significance for David.
After trialling nicely in August, September, October and November 2021, this daughter of Shocking made her debut as a three year old on 3 November 2021. Finishing third behind the well regarded Apostrophe, she showed that she had an exciting future.
This was confirmed at her second race day appearance on 10 December 2021 in a Maiden 3YO 1600m when, in the hands of Michael McNab, she cruised home to win by a big 3.5 length margin – in a stable quinella with Trieste.
Her big step up, and most challenging test in her short career, came on New Year’s Day 2022 at Ellerslie in the $120,000 Group 2 Valachi Downs Royal Stakes over 2000m. Again in the hands of Michael McNab, she showed what grit and determination she is made of, winning the event in a head bobber.
Self Obsession has raced three times for two wins and a third placing, earning $78,480 in stakes to date.