The star mare Alizee has raced her way toward another major success with a victory in Saturday’s G2 Apollo Stakes at Randwick that suggests she is approaching the form that has won her three G1s.
The daughter of Sepoy outclassed a strong field in the 1,400m race, at the same time indicating that she will be even more effective over longer.
Positioned just behind the leaders on the fence by Hugh Bowman, Alizee made her move at the 300m, forging to the lead soon after and then going to the line under a confident ride.
One of Australia’s most decorated mares, Alizee, a half-sister to the G1 winner and sire Astern (Medaglia d’Oro), possesses a classic pedigree that traces to the brilliant race filly and producer Triscay, the winner of 15 races, including four G1s.
Essaouira has produced five foals since Alizee, including the talented Tassort (Brazen Beau) and has subsequently foaled a yearling colt by Medaglia d’Oro and a weanling filly by Sepoy.
Alizee is one of Sepoy’s 14 Stakes winners and more than 300 individual winners globally.
Sepoy stood his most recent southern hemisphere season at Northwood Park in Victoria.