Gibraltar Girl Takes The Prize At Randwick

Gibraltar Girl proved too good in a three-way photo finish in the $100,000 Schweppervescence BenchMark 78 Handicap (1200m) at Randwick on April 22.

Ridden perfectly by Tye Angland, Gibraltar Girl took a sit in the early stages just behind the midfield pack and followed race favourite I Thought So into the race rounding the home turn. Once balanced the filly motored home down the outside to beat Tessera by a short half head and Calabasas a nose away in third in a thrilling finish.

"I was able to get the drag into the straight, peeling off their backs and she was too good. She got tired late but I think that’s just her on this soft-ish track," explained Angland.

The Greg and Donna Kolivos-owned three-year-old daughter of Manhattan Rain has won three from eight starts for $174,335 in prizemoney and is now likely head to the popular Scone Cup Carnival in May for an attempt at stakes victory against her own sex.

Gibraltar Girl was purchased by Blue Sky Bloodstock and Gai Waterhouse Racing from the draft of Arrowfield Stud at the 2015 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale for $360,000.

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