I Am Invincible's Dame Giselle Wins the $1 million Golden Gift

Mark Smith - Saturday November 9

Peter and Paul Snowden sent out four runners in Saturday’s $1 million Golden Gift at Rosehill and Peter Snowden’s pre-race confidence in the I Am Invincible filly Dame Giselle proved spot on when she came with a barnstorming finished to claim the $580,000 winner’s cheque.

Ridden by Andrew Adkins, Dame Giselle turned the stables on her Kirkham Plate conqueror See You Soon (Siyouni) to win running away by three and a quarter lengths with the winner's stablemate Blaze A Trail (Criterion) another short head away at her career debut.Dame Giselle powers away in the Golden Gift - image Inglis

“We’ve always liked her from day one. From the very first time she showed something and always had that good demeanour which I love about a two-year-old.,” Peter Snowden told Racing NSW.

“She was athletic and a great mover, the staff picked her out and the riders picked her out, she gave us a good feel early and I thought she was stiff not to win first-up so it’s good to get this result.

“She can have a well-earned rest now, poke her way back and only run in the races we need to. She might only need one run leading into the Slipper, we’ll let the dust settle and that decision will be made later on.”

Purchased by Go Bloodstock for $500,000 out of the Sledmere Stud draft at the 2019 Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Dame Giselle races for Sir Owen Glenn’s Go Bloodstock and China Horse Club.Dame Giselle a $500,000 Inglis Easter yearling

Sir Owen Glenn also bred and owns third-placed Blaze A Trail a son of his champion Criterion.

Dame Giselle is a three-quarter sister to Listed MRC Merson Cooper Stakes winner Steal My Kisses (I AM Invincible) out of the Group II VRC AV Kewney Stakes and Group II MRC Angus Armanasco Stakes winner Ballet Society who was third in the Group 1  MRC Thousand Guineas.

The daughter of Stravinsky is a half-sister to the dual Group 1 winner Cent Home (Lord Ballina) and the Group II Turnbull Stakes winner

Studebaker (Lord Ballina).

Purchased by China Horse Club for $350,000 out of the Widden Stud draft at the 2017 Magic Millions National Broodmare when carrying the Golden Gift winner, Ballet Society foaled a Pride Of Dubai colt on September 17.



Race Result - Golden Gift 1100m

Rosehill Track: Good(3) Time: 1:03.71
Dame Giselle
T: P & P Snowden J: A Adkins 54.5
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Ballet Society (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
See You Soon
T: Jean Dubois J: Jean Van Overmeire 54.5
2f Siyouni (FR) x Soneva (USA) (Cherokee Run (USA))
Blaze A Trail
T: P & P Snowden J: Tim Clark 56.5
2c Criterion (NZ) x Flaming (NZ) (Bachelor Duke (USA))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: R Dolan 54.5
2f Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Our Egyptian Raine (NZ) (Desert Sun (GB))
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Ben Allen 56.5
2c Pride Of Dubai (AUS) x Calcatta (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
T: Bjorn Baker J: Rachel King 56.5
2c Choisir (AUS) x Mabkhara (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
T: J A O'Shea J: K S Latham 56.5
2c Smart Missile (AUS) x Air Of Mystique (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: James Cummings J: J Doyle 56.5
2c Sebring (AUS) x Metastasio (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
T: James Cummings J: Martin Harley 56.5
2c Lonhro (AUS) x Forensics (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Close To Me
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 54.5
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Rose Of Choice (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $525,000
V:Yarraman Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Tasman Bloodstock
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: B Mc Dougall 56.5
2c Snitzel (AUS) x Lady Of The Desert (AUS) (Desert Prince (IRE))
T: P & P Snowden J: J Ford 56.5
2c Brazen Beau (AUS) x Tiyatro (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: C Karakatsanis J: K Jennings 56.5
2c Wandjina (AUS) x Categorical (USA) (Hennessy (USA))
Diamond Kat
T: A J Cummings J: C Reith 54.5
2f Sizzling (AUS) x Katisam (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
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