Gai Wins the Gai Waterhouse Classic

Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 15
Champion trainer Gai Waterhouse had never won the race named in her honour, but she and co-trainer Adrian Bott claimed the spoils in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic at Ipswich today with talented Smart Missile filly Ready to Prophet.

Ready to Prophet - $40,000 MM purchase for Dynamic SyndicationsPlaced at her past two starts after winning the Listed Denise's Joy Stakes at Scone last month, Ready to Prophet enjoyed a good run in trasit for Michael Cahill before surging to the line to win the 1350 metre sprint by three-quarters of a length.

"The race has been really good to me but it was an extra thrill to win it for Gai," said Cahill, who has now won the race five times!

"She is a nice filly and she will go on to win better races."

A modest $40,000 Magic Millions purchase for Dynamic Syndications from the Torryburn Stud draft, Ready to Prophet has won three races from nine starts earning over $250,000 for her big group of happy owners.

Bred by Torryburn Stud, Ready Prophet is the best of four winners from stakes-winning More Than Ready mare Ready to Live (USA), a half-sister to the dam of Group I winner Itsmyluckyday.

Torryburn Stud sold Ready to Live last year at the Inglis Broodmare Sale for $17,000 where she was snapped up by Miranda Park Bloodstock. She produced a filly for her new owners by Wandjina and is in foal to Rich Enuff.

Ready to Prophet is one of eight stakes-winners this season for Twin Hills Stud's Smart Missile, who stands at a fee of $22,000 this spring.

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