Just 30 minutes after another daughter of Shooting To Win, Birdsonawinningpost, won convincingly to deliver her young trainer, Will Freedman, his first city winner, the progressive filly Tailleur made the graduation to Stakes grade in Saturday’s G3 Triscay Stakes at Randwick in a style.
Back-to-back race double at Randwick for Shooting To Win
The winner of five of her previous seven races, Tailleur stepped up with a confidence that proved thoroughly justified, leading throughout to win by a half-length from Tricky Gal and trainer James Cummings confirmed that performance determined serious consideration towards the G1 The Galaxy at Rosehill on Golden Slipper Day in March.
Tailleur hadn’t finished further back than second in her seven starts, establishing herself as one of the most promising fillies in training.
After opening her account with victory in a modest Gosford maiden, Tailleur won three of her next four starts, among them a strong race at Rosehill in Sydney and a stunning all-the-way victory at Moonee Valley.
She came to Saturday’s race off a strong win at Rosehill last month and needed to show some class to earn her success after being pressured through most of the 1,200m.
Tailleur becomes the fifth Stakes winner for Shooting To Win, joining a list that includes the G3 winners Extra Time and Ms Catherine.
The filly is out of the Commands mare Clothing, a winner of six races whose four winners to date also include the G3 winner Raiment (Street Cry).