Group One victory would be “Amazing” for Zizou filly

Jun 07, 2013

Heading to Eagle Farm on Saturday to contest the Group One Patinack Farm J. J. Atkins over 1600m, 2yo Zizou filly She’s Amazing is jumping considerable in class, but on pedigree alone, the Toby Edmonds-trained filly is sure to acquit herself extremely well.

While the filly may be the most inexperienced runner in the race, she has put together two very good efforts date; running a very good third on debut over an unsuitable 1200m, before stepping up to the 1400m on her home track and after travelling wide throughout, proved too good, winning by three-quarters-of-a-length.

By the sprinting son of Fusaichi Pegasus in Zizou, She’s Amazing’s dam is the Group Three Taranaki Cup winner Madame Shinko, a Shinko King mare who recorded victory up to 2200m.

She’s Amazing is the second foal from Madame Shinko to race, with the mare’s first foal Ninja Flight, a full-sister to She’s Amazing already a winner over 1620m.

She’s Amazing was bred by Stuart Ramsey’s Ramsey Pastoral Co Pty Ltd, who also stands the Group One performing sire of the filly.

Experiencing a great run on the race track at present not only locally but internationally, Zizou has been represented by the exciting stakes winners Marseille Roulette, Everage and Pitstop, while he also has some very talented runners in the shape of the Matthew Smith-trained Zin Zan Eddie as well as the Singapore-based Rappor who was a winner on debut in March of the Magic Millions Rocket Man 2YO Stakes.

Set to jump away from barrier 11 in the 13 horse field, champion jockey Chris Munce is likely to allow the filly to settle back in the field and then when the whips are cracking, get his mount to work home over the top of the runners who are starting to put the white flag up in the straight.

While connections are realistic that She’s Amazing is likely to start as the outsider of the field in the final Group One race of the season for the 2yos, the old saying of “you have to be in it to win it” saw the connections pay the final acceptance for the filly to contest the race and now they have a runner in a Group One!

If She’s Amazing stands up on Saturday and outlines her potential as a staying prospect, there are the options of a spring campaign in Victoria aimed at the Oaks, or even this time next year as a Queensland Oaks prospect. No matter what the result of Saturday’s race, connections Pink Diamonds (Mgr: Mrs M J Hardy) have a very exciting filly on their hands.

The final field for Saturday's race can be veiwed by clicking here.

Best of luck to all invovled with She's Amazing for Saturday's race.