Godolphin’s star Australian filly Alizee (pictured below) lived up to her spring promises as she got her autumn campaign underway with a courageous win in the G2 Light Fingers Stakes at Randwick on 17 February.
Alizee became the first G1 winner for her sire Sepoy during her previous preparation and showed again she is among the best of her age, claiming victory by a head from Shumookh.
Success came thanks to a confident ride from Glyn Schofield who had Alizee perfectly positioned from the start and poised to make her challenge with 300m to run.
Alizee responded magnificently when called on, forcing through between horses and then doing best in the drive to the line to hold off Shumookh and the third placegetter Torvill.
Trainer James Cummings will now set Alizee for another G1 target the most likely options the Surround Stakes over 1,400m at Randwick on 3 March or the Coolmore Classic of 1,500m at Rosehill a week later.