Opera House debut delayed
Racegoers will have to wait a while longer to see striking white filly The Opera House in action.
The three-quarter sister to champion Might And Power has been sent to the spelling paddock and won’t make her debut this month as originally planned.
The three-year-old is a daughter of top sire Zabeel whose progeny are renowned as slow maturers and trainer Kris Lees believes The Opera House will benefit from being given more time.
"She’s just showing me the signs of a horse that needs a break," Lees said.
"A spell will do her no end of good and she should be back and ready to go later in the year."
One of only 17 white thoroughbreds registered with the Australian Stud Book, The Opera House was bought for $270,000 at the Magic Millions sale and is raced by flamboyant businessman John Singleton and retired rugby league star Andrew Johns.