Star filly Dame Giselle is giving every indication she’s ready to become the first filly in more than 20 years to complete a Princess Series whitewash in next Saturday’s Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick.
No horse has won a clean sweep of the Princess Series since the mighty Samantha Miss in 1998 and the only other filly to complete the feat was Angst back in 1993.
But co-trainer Paul Snowden, who trains with his father Peter, believes Dame Giselle is capable
The daughter of I Am Invincible has been a revelation this preparation with three consecutive Group 2 victories.
She saluted in the Silver Shadow Stakes and Furious Stakes before producing again to capture the Tea Rose Stakes at Randwick last time out.
Dame Giselle takes out the @DarleyStallions Tea Rose! Amazing filly stamping her name on the Princess Series. pic.twitter.com/0jsI4EhC9v
Dame Giselle has never been tested over the mile but she’s ticking all the boxes as she targets Saturday’s Group 1 assignment.
“She is really good,” Paul Snowden said.
“We didn’t have to do much work between her second and her third wins.
“Now we are starting to get, not the miles into her legs but tone that mental state down a little bit.
“She did a little bit of work on Saturday morning and it was very impressive to see how relaxed she was.
“It was quite windy conditions which isn’t ideal for horses and she was really comfortable and happy within herself.”
Paul Snowden is happy with his star filly Dame Giselle. Picture: Mark Evans/Getty ImagesSource:Getty Images
Dame Giselle will go toe-to-toe with Chris Waller’s gun Hungry Heart again in the Flight Stakes.
Hungry Heart shades her in the market despite her recent dominance with bookies placing Waller’s daughter of Frankel as the $2.50 favourite.
Dame Giselle is $3.50 on the second line of betting and is set to link up with Sydney’s form hoop Tommy Berry in Saturday’s grand final.
Berry captured consecutive Group 1 wins on Saturday when booting home the Hawkes Racing colt Ole Kirk in the Golden Rose after winning the George Main Stakes seven days earlier aboard Kolding.
Originally published asDame on track to be crowned Princess series Queen
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