Blue-blood fillies Celebrities Choice and Taste of Heaven generated much of the pre-race talk at Canterbury on Wednesday, but it was unheralded War Pass (USA) filly Hadiklaim that had them all covered on the line to give champion trainer Chris Waller a rare long priced winner, reports

Ridden patiently by James McDonald, Hadiklaim zoomed to the line to win the 1100 metre maiden by a length and a half with Celebrities Choice (Redoute’s Choice x Celebria) in third and Taste of Heaven (Encosta de Lago x Shantha’s Choice) not far back in fifth place.

A $105,000 Magic Millions purchase for Debra Kepitis from the Southern Cross Breeders draft, Hadiklaim runs for a big group of women owners, who were no doubt thrilled with her performance.

"We bought her for the Magic Millions two-year-old race but she hurt her hind leg in the paddock," Chris Waller revealed.  "We've always had a big wrap on her.

"I think with paddock injuries they tend to make a better recovery than racetrack injuries and she's blown them away today. I think we will have some fun with her."

Now as a three-year-old, Waller is considering a possible trip to the Gold Coast in January for the Magic Millions 3YO Guineas which would serve as some consolation for missing out on the $2 million juvenile event last season.

Bred by Ashleigh Thoroughbreds, Hadiklaim is a half-sister to very smart Hong Kong winner Sky Mascot and is the second winner for Sticky Date.

Hadiklaim is from one of only two crops of foals sired by US Champion 2YO War Pass, who died prematurely in the US after shuttling to Widden Stud for just two seasons