Shamus Award's It's Me Stays Perfect in Kosciuszko

Mark Smith - Saturday October 17

There was plenty against the favourite It’s Me in Saturday’s $1,300,000 The Kosciuszko (1200m) at Randwick. However, this undefeated daughter of Shamus Award is a class apart.

It's Me a class above (Steve Hart)

Earlier in the week, It’s Me had to pass a vet check when she was found to have some mucus and her trainer Brett Cavanough admitted post-race that he came close to scratching her.

Well back and under hard riding by Jason Collett, It’s Me needed to be dragged sideways to force a run in the straight. Once balanced up the Brett Cavanough-trained four-year-old powered home to defeat the seven-year-old Redoute’s choice gelding Redouble by with eight-year-old Zariz gelding Man Od Peace back in third.

It’s Me kept her record at a perfect four for four while banking $816,700 for her large group of owners.

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uo;She’s the best horse. She hit a few little obstacles into the straight,” Collett said.

“I just had to be patient and once I got her into clear air - I didn’t quite see Redouble scooting up on the inside and I just had to ask a bit more of her. It was a far bigger test today, and she passed with flying colours.

“I can’t quite tell you how high she’ll get to, but the way she’s going, I would like to say Group 1.”

Grand Syndicates purchased the daughter of Shamus Award for $65,000 out of the Kitchwin Hills draft at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

A half-sister to Listed winner Youreign (Reset), and a three-quarter sister to the stakes-placed Off The Rails (Snitzel), It’s Me is one of seven winners out of the stakes-placed Celtic Swing (GB) mare It’s You.

A half-sister to Listed stakes-winner Honest Politician (Distorted Humor), the 21yo It’s You has a two-year-old colt by Air Force Blue (USA) who was passed-in short of his $28,000 reserve at the 2019 Magic Millions National Weanling Sale.

It’s You was covered by Boom Time last spring.

 

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Race Result - The Kosciuszko 1200m

Randwick Track: Good(4) Time: 1:09.60
1
It's Me
T: B F Cavanough J: J R Collett 53.5
4m Shamus Award (AUS) x It's You (AUS) (Celtic Swing (GB))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Grand Syndicates
2
0.2
Redouble
T: Mitchell Beer J: Tommy Berry 59
7g Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Special Mission (NZ) (Towkay (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $200,000
V:Torryburn Stud, Torryburn, NSW
B: Spendthrift Farm
3
1.2
Man Of Peace
T: Matthew Dale J: Ms L Day 58
8g Zariz (AUS) x Ruby Rosewyn (AUS) (Zeditave (AUS))
4
1.3
Handle The Truth
T: K R Dryden J: N Rawiller 59
5g Star Witness (AUS) x Assertively (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
5
1.5
Two Big Fari
T: T S Howlett J: G Buckley 56.5
5g Walking Or Dancing (NZ) x Miss Spoken (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
6
2.7
Al Mah Haha
T: Tash Burleigh J: K Jennings 56
6g Al Maher (AUS) x Street Lass (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Dartbrook Downs Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Blue Silks Thoroughbreds
7
2.8
Fender
T: B F Cavanough J: K Mc Evoy 55.5
4g Toronado (IRE) x Ceccanti (AUS) (Arena (AUS))
8
3.0
Irish Songs
T: Kurt Goldman J: G Boss 57
5g Shamus Award (AUS) x Lucky Songs (NZ) (Johar (USA))
MM National Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Attunga Stud Scone NSW
B: Kurt Goldman
9
3.1
Anethole
T: Cody Morgan J: B Avdulla 55
4g Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Anise (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
10
3.2
Intuition
T: Kurt Goldman J: S Clipperton 59
6g Street Cry (IRE) x Radar (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
11
3.3
Lord Von Costa
T: Ms D Scott J: B Mc Dougall 59
8g Von Costa De Hero (AUS) x Cashed Up Lady (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
12
3.9
Ligulate
T: Cody Morgan J: A Gibbons 57
5g Domesday (AUS) x Florets (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
13
4.1
Prairie Fire
T: D A Williams J: J B Mc Donald 56
5g Snitzel (AUS) x Consistency (AUS) (All Bar One (AUS))
Inglis 2020 JANUARY Online Sale $25,000
V:Owners
B:
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $625,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre
B: Sun Bloodstock Pty Ltd
14
64.3
Ice In Vancouver
T: Cody Morgan J: G M Ryan 55
3g Vancouver (AUS) x Skating On Ice (AUS) (Bradbury's Luck (AUS))
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