Smart Newcomer Kicks Off Double For Australia
Giselles Ausie (2f Australia - Jealous Beauty, by Lawman) emerged as a potentially smart prospect when making a winning debut in the fillies’ maiden at Navan on Saturday.
Held up in last by Gary Carroll, the Gavin Cromwell-trained filly made headway approaching the final furlong and led close home to score by a head. Adding to the promise of the winner’s performance was that the runner-up was making her fourth start, and finished two lengths and three quarters clear of the third.
Speaking after the race, Carroll said, “She battled well and is a good genuine filly. The second horse's form was fairly strong, and we were green, so I'd have no problem taking them on again, I think we'll improve plenty.”
Owned by Brendan Keogh, Giselles Ausie was bred by Donal Mullins and completed the first leg of a double on the card for in-form sire Australia.
Climate (3f Australia - Frappe, by Inchinor) faced ten rivals in the mile maiden, with Shane Foley positioning the bay in midfield and made headway from over three furlongs out. Ridden to challenge inside the final furlong, she kept on well to beat Adelisa (Holy Roman Emperor) by half a length, with over four lengths back to the third horse.
Assistant trainer Kate Harrington commented after the race, “Probably stepping up to ten furlongs will bring even more improvement. She's in the Group 3 at Gowran, the Denny Cordell Lavarack Lanwades Stud Stakes, and I'd say that's where she'll go next.”
Bred by Norelands and Hugo Lascelles, Climate is a three-parts sister to Grade 1 winner Curvy (Galileo) and a half-sister to dual Group 1 winner Power.