Gallant mare Montefilia scored her fourth win at G1 level when she won the G1 Ranvet Stakes over 2,000m at Rosehill Gardens in Sydney on Saturday, 19 March.
By Kermadec out of Bana Wu, Montefilia was already a winner of the G1 Flight Stakes, the G1 Spring Champion Stakes and the G1 Metropolitan at Randwick, with the addition of the G1 Ranvet Stakes at Rosehill another shining addition to the mare’s already impressive resume.
Jockey Jason Collett positioned Montefilia beautifully in fourth spot in the run and trainer David Payne was heard to say “they won’t beat her” on the home turn, even when hot favourite and Melbourne Cup queen Verry Elleegant peeled off her back to make a run.
Montefilia proved too strong on the heavy track and raced away to win by two lengths from Verry Elleegant.
The mare took her record to six wins and five placings from 18 starts, for prizemoney earnings of over $2.3 million, a 17-time return on investment for her owners.