Parisal won her second Stakes race and rewarded her sire Astern with another Stakes success when she resumed from a spell on Saturday, 19 August to win the G3 Toy Show Quality over 1,100m at Royal Randwick.
First-up after finishing second in the G3 P.J. Bell Stakes at Randwick on 1 April, Parisal survived a wide run to grab Queen Of The Ball in the shadows of the past to win by a half-neck. Parisal triumphed over a high-class field that included the G1 winner, Zougotcha.
A Stakes winner at Moonee Valley in March, Parisal took her record to four wins and two placings from seven starts for prize money earnings of $444,875.
Godolphin head trainer James Cummings said he would target “low-hanging fruit” with the four-year-old mare during the spring.
Astern won five races - including the 2016 G1 Golden Rose (1,400m) - and was placed twice from just nine starts.
His progeny include G1 winners Golden Mile and Affaire A Suivre, and G2 winners Aft Cabin, Seradess and Sail By.
Last season, Astern was the only stallion in Australia to sire two G1-winning three-year-olds.
Astern has sired nine Stakes winners of 18 Stakes races and will stand at Kelvinside for a service fee of $22,000, GST inclusive.
🔥 Parisal (#Astern) defeats G1-winner Zougotcha and Queen Of The Ball in the G3 Toy Show Quality over 1,100m at Royal Randwick.— Darley in Australia (@DarleyAus) August 19, 2023
💪 #Astern claims two strong wins at Caulfield and Royal Randwick. https://t.co/cuH1DHnXMK
"She's been one of the best triallers we've had coming through the early stages of the upcoming carnival."— SKY Racing (@SkyRacingAU) August 19, 2023
Parisal was impressive from the draw today, and @JamesCummings88 was very pleased with the ride of @jeanvovermeire. pic.twitter.com/RlSbFU7D9a