Geegees Mistruth Stays Perfect in Gold Sovereign

Mark Smith - Sunday February 25

The top Tasmanian 2-year-old Geegees Mistruth extended her unbeaten sequence to four in Sunday’s Listed Little Giant Homes Gold Sovereign Stakes (1200m) at Launceston.

After almost unseating Anthony Darmanin shortly after the start, the imposing daughter of Wordsmith was made to work to find the front.

The Stuart Gandy-trained filly had the field off the bit chasing on straightening. Prime Thoroughbreds’ Listed Talindert Stakes runner-up Flattered (Yes Yes Yes) closed to within a half-length after enjoying a perfect trip under Jye McNeill with the lone male in the race Zoete's Rock (Impending) two and a quarter lengths back in third.

  A facile winner of her first two starts at Launceston and Hobart, Geegees Mistruth prepped for the Gold Sovereign with a length and a half score in the Listed Kevin Sharkie Elwick Stakes at Hobart.

A homebred for Elizabeth Geard Racing, Geegees Mistruth has banked $233,925 from her four wins.

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’s a handy return on the mere $250 it cost to secure her dam Miss Mana at the 2013 Inglis Great Southern Bloodstock Sale.

 

“I got lucky because she began awkwardly, and I nearly fell off her,” Darmanin said.

‘I could see we were going to be posted, so I elected to press forward, and once we got there, she relaxed and switched completely off. I kept having to ask her for an effort just to travel for me.

“She was on and off the bridle, but once we straightened, she was good late.

“She has improved out of sight since her first start. Her manners and attitude have changed, and she will be a nice horse.”

Winning trainer Stuart Gandy made special mention of the Geard family.

“She is a beautiful filly by the champion Wordsmith, such an underrated sire,” he said.

“It’s fantastic for the family with the passing of Paul (Geard). Things got hard so to win a race like this after all that has happened is a real effort.”

Geegees Mistruth is the best of three winners from as many foals for the Jetball mare Miss Mana, who has a yearling sister to Geegees Mistruth. She slipped to Wordsmith in 2022.

 

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Race Result - Little Giant Homes Gold Sovereign Stakes LR 1200m

Launceston Track: Good(4) Time: 1:12.62
1
Geegees Mistruth
- 2f Wordsmith (AUS) x Miss Mana (AUS) (Jetball (AUS))
Tnr: S Gandy Rdr: A Darmanin 55
2
0.5
Flattered
- 2f Yes Yes Yes (AUS) x Zizzis (AUS) (Sizzling (AUS))
Tnr: Patrick Payne Rdr: Jye McNeil 55
Yes Yes Yes
MM Gold Coast National Weanling Sale $130,000
Seller: Rothwell Park Thoroughbreds, Blandford, NSW
Buyer: Prime Thoroughbreds
3
2.8
Zoete's Rock
- 2g Impending (AUS) x Lovemelikearock (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: L, D & T Wells Rdr: C Newitt 57
MM Adelaide Yearling Sale $24,000
Seller: Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA (As Agent)
Buyer: Wells Racing
4
3.5
Sky Land
- 2f Zululand (AUS) x Endless Obsession (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Tnr: J L Keys Rdr: D Pires 55
5
7.3
Our Fairy Tale
- 2f Tassort (AUS) x Our Vidia (NZ) (Denman (AUS))
Tnr: Monica Ryan Rdr: Ms W Costin 55
6
8
Angel Sphere
- 2f Stratosphere (AUS) x Angel Of The Abyss (AUS) (Snippetson (AUS))
Tnr: J F Luttrell Rdr: Sigrid Carr 55
7
12.3
First Line
- 2f National Defense (GB) x Fill Ya Boots (AUS) (Magnus (AUS))
Tnr: J L Keys Rdr: B Muhcu 55
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