Watch My Girl a Promising Staying Prospect for Maurice

Mark Smith - Thursday May 23

 The Gall family has a promising staying prospect in the 3-year-old Maurice (JPN) filly Watch My Girl, who snapped a run of four minor placings in the  Pioneer Services Midway Hcp (1600m) at Hawkesbury.

Looks promising (image Hawkesbury RC/Bradley Photographers)

Ridden by Christin Reith for Ron Quinton, Watch My Girl led at every call to defeat the 4-year-old Sebring gelding Twin Turbo by four lengths, with the 4-year-old Fastnet Rock gelding Rico Suave in third.

Watch My Girl has placed at Necastle (x2), Gosford and Kembla Grange since winning a super maiden at Gosford last December.

There was a delay at the start due to problems with the finishing camera and Ron Quinton said it may have proved a blessing.

“She was quite difficult to saddle. When she got in the parade ring, she settled down, and I think the delay might have even helped her,” Quinton revealed. We got the desired result, and it looked promising for the future.

“If we can calm her down, she’ll be a lovely filly.

“Christian summed it up well. He has good hands and got her to relax, so she darted away.

Wins by a space (image Hawkesbury RC/Bradley Photographers)

“We will see what races are available and work it out as we go.”

Gall Bloodstock and Peter Morgan had the final say at $425,000 for the grey daughter of Maurice, which Arrowfield Stud consigned to the 2022 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale.

 

Watch My Girl a $425,000 Inglis Easter yearling

She is the second foal of the imported Makfi mare Minamya (FR). A winner over 1900m at Deauvlille, Minamya (FR) is a half-sister to stakes-winner Mila and stakes-placed Mandistana, a daughter of the Group III winner Minatlya (Linamix), a sister to  ATC Ranvet Stakes, VRC Australian Cup, and ATC The BMW winner Manighar *FR).

T C Bloodstock outlaid $40,000 for a sister to Watch My Girl at the 2024 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Minamya (FR) visted Hitotsu last spring. 

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Race Result - Pioneer Services Midway Hcp (C1) 1600m

Hawkesbury Track: Good(4) Time: 1:36.00
1
Watch My Girl
- 3f Maurice (JPN) x Minamya (FR) (Makfi (GB))
Tnr: R J Quinton Rdr: C Reith 59
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $425,000
Seller: Arrowfield Stud, Scone
Buyer: Gall Bloodstock / P Morgan
2
3.9
Twin Turbo
- 4g Sebring (AUS) x Tina Turban (AUS) (Helmet (AUS))
Tnr: Edward O'Rourke Rdr: Rachel King 57
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $60,000
Seller: Merricks Station, Merricks
Buyer: Blueblood Thoroughbreds / Mick Price Racing / Sheamus Mills Bloodstock (FBAA)
3
4.6
Rico Suave
- 4g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Annata Lady (AUS) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Tnr: Stephen O'Halloran Rdr: Mitchell Bell 58
Inglis November (Early) Online Sale $15,000
Seller: Owners
Buyer: Stephen O'Halloran Racing
Inglis Ready2Race Sale $340,000
Seller: Nolen Racing, Benalla, Vic
Buyer: Trilogy Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
Seller: Cornerstone Stud, Angaston, SA
Buyer: V Nolen
4
4.8
Tenderize
- 4g Snitzel (AUS) x Upgrading (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: G Portelli Rdr: Jett Stanley 57
5
7.2
Outcast Girl
- 3f Pariah (AUS) x Lanai (USA) (Gone West (USA))
Tnr: M C Conners Rdr: Tyler Schiller 55
6
8.9
Really Motivated
- 4m Real Impact (JPN) x Motivate (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
Tnr: D Lane Rdr: Reece Jones 55
7
10.3
Platinum Asset
- 4m Spieth (NZ) x Our Girl Raquie (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: M & D Kearney Rdr: G Buckley 56
8
13.5
Mulvader
- 3g Invader (AUS) x Mulinello (NZ) (Makfi (GB))
Tnr: Ms T Bateup Rdr: Ms J Taylor 57
9
20.6
Sizzler
- 4g No Nay Never (USA) x Siren (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Tnr: Craig Carmody Rdr: C Schofield 57
10
48.8
Maralago
- 5g Sebring (AUS) x Martilago (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: A J Cummings Rdr: Zac Lloyd 55
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