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Catch Me Wins Gr3 Gimcrack Stakes

Tuesday, 2nd October 2018

J: K Mc Evoy
T: P & P Snowden
W: 56 kgs
S: I Am Invincible
D: Captivating Claire
J: J R Collett
T: C E Conners
W: 56 kgs
S: Snitzel
D: Mimi Lebrock
J: C W Brown
T: P & P Snowden
W: 56 kgs
S: Exceed And Excel
D: Maysoon
J: B Avdulla
T: James Cummings
W: 56 kgs
S: Lonhro
D: Forfeiture

At Royal Randwick in Sydney, Yarraman Park's Gr3-winning stallion I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit-Cannarelle, by Canny Lad) added a Group race success when 2YO Australian-bred filly Catch Me (I Am Invincible-Captivating Claire, by O'Reilly) signalled a big future awaits when scoring an explosive win in the $160,000 Gr3 Gimcrack Stakes (1000m) for 2YO fillies, defeating Diddles & Mayaaseh. Purchased by Yu Long Investments for $625,000 at this year's Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Catch Me got her career off to the perfect start with 1 win from 1 start for $83,000 in earnings. Catch Me, who set a new race record of 56.99, will now be set for the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes in Melbourne early next year. "She's obviously a filly with good potential," co-trainer Peter Snowden told Sky Racing. "I'll definitely put her out now. I said to the owners yesterday, if she runs well I think the Blue Diamond is the perfect timing for her. So that's what we'll have in mind." Catch Me is out of the unraced Captivating Claire, a half-sister to Listed WATC Placid Ark Stakes winner Ocean Jewel and a direct descendant of legendary broodmare Eight Carat.

Catch Me (image: Steve Hart)
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