Dame Giselle is on track to emulate the deeds of Angst and Samantha Miss and make a clean sweep of the Princess Series after claiming the third leg, the Group II Darley Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday.
The market had it down to a match race between the daughter of I Am invincible and the flashy Frankel filly Hungry Heart and so it proved.
Despite a tendency to over-race when Miss Canada pushed forward, Dame Gisselle is as foolproof as they come.
Tommy Berry gave the Peter and Paul Snowden trained filly an easy time in the final 50 metres to defeat Hungry Heart by a half-length.
“Great ride by Tommy who lobed into a lovely spot from a good draw but she possesses the turn of foot when needed,” Paul Snowden said.
Snowden said he does not think the 1600m of the Flight Stakes will prove a problem.
“Her dam was twice a winner at a mile so the pedigree suggests she will run it. She is an on-speed runner and she can sit another furlong and wait and that turn of foot will take her a long way.
“She struck wet tracks after the Golden Slipper at the end of last preparation and she is not as effective as she is on top of the ground so we will be praying for a bit more dry weather in Sydney.”
Winner of the Group II ATC Reisling Stakes and the $1 million Golden Gift at two, Dame Giselle won the first two legs of the Princess Series, the Group II ATC Silver Shadow Stakes and the Group II Furious stakes at her first two starts at three.
Purchased by Go Bloodstock for $500,000 out of the Sledmere Stud draft at Inglis Easter, Dame Giselle advances her record to five wins and two placings from nine starts with earnings of $1,196,250
Dame Giselle was bred by China Horse Club who made the final bid at $350,000 for Dame Giselle’s dam Ballet Society at the 2017 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale when carrying the daughter of I Am Invincible.
Dame Giselle is a three-quarter sister to Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes winner Steal My Kisses out of the Group II VRC AV Kewney Stakes and Group II MRC Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Ballet Society, who was third in the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas.
Dame Giselle was one of five winners on Saturday for I Am Invincible, who is the first sire this season to crack $2million in earnings.
He has an early lead on the Australian General Sires List by both earnings and winners.