Atlantic Jewel Stakes Next for Quezette Stakes Winner I Am A Star

August 13, 2016

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Atlantic Jewel Stakes Next for Quezette Stakes Winner I Am A Star

I Am A Star has produced a perfectly-timed sprint to take out the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) from a fast-finishing Leotie at Caulfield Racecourse this afternoon.

I Am A Star claimed an impressive win in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

I Am A Star claimed an impressive win in the Group 3 Quezette Stakes at Caulfield this afternoon. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Jumping from the gates well, jockey Steven King elected to take a position off the pace of early leaders Athena Lass, Modern Wonder and She’s Positive, who all flew the gates and set a reasonable pace from the outset.

Rounding onto the final straight wide and with plenty to do, the I Am Invincible filly mustered a huge turn of foot with 200m to run; pulling alongside the race leaders and clear before hitting the line a head in the green of Leotie; Athena Lass boxing on for third.

King delivered a smart ride on I Am A Star in the Quezette Stakes and believes the filly is a serious three-year-old contender for major targets this spring.

“She’s a really nice filly this,” King said.

“Even as a two-year-old she was very sensible and she’s come back in really good.

“It was a really good win today because I was probably three or four lengths further back than where I wanted to be but she’s got a great will to win and is really mature in her head.

“We came into this race today and drew and awkward barrier, and I really think that was the only question mark.

“We didn’t do a lot with her in the trials so we knew there was a lot of upside with her.

“We got back, gave her a chance and she hit the line strong.

“When you get fillies like this, that take you a long way.”

Trainer Shane Nichols was thrilled with I Am A Star’s performance for success in the Quezette Stakes and revealed she will progress to the Listed Atlantic Jewel Stakes (1200m) in three weeks before a likely run in the Group 2 Thousand Guineas Prelude (1400m).

“She’s certainly a winner,” Nichols said after the race.

“I thought halfway down the straight she was going to run a nice race, but gee she found the line.

“I said to Steve that if he could balance up and hit the line, some of these might be a little soft late.

“If I’d have drawn 5 I probably would have been toey and nervous and thinking about what could possibly be. When we drew 16 it took all the pressure off – I thought we can ride her conservatively.

“I’ve always said we’ll get to the 1400m lead-up to the Thousand Guineas and we’ll take it from there.

“Steve is fairly adamant she’ll run a mile, but let’s not get ahead of herselves. She’s going well, so who knows, we might get to loftier ambitions.”

Punters who backed I Am A Star to win the 2016 Quezette Stakes at have been paid out on $7 odds!

2016 Quezette Stakes Results

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Starting Price
1 4 I AM A STAR (NZ) Shane Nichols Steven King 13 56.5kg $6.50
2 15 LEOTIE Henry Dwyer Chris Parnham 0.2L 11 55kg $11
3 14 ATHENA LASS David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Cory Parish 0.3L 2 55kg $10
4 9 NAJMAAT David & B Hayes & T Dabernig Mark Zahra 1.55L 7 55kg $20
5 2 SWORD OF LIGHT Mathew Ellerton & Simon Zahra Damian Lane 2.05L 1 57.5kg $8
6 6 SELENIA Robbie Griffiths Jye McNeil (a) 2.15L 8 56.5kg $17
7 3 SHE’S POSITIVE Tony Noonan Steven Arnold 2.65L 6 56.5kg $51
8 11 MERRIEST Danny O’Brien Damien Oliver 3.05L 10 55kg $12
9 5 HOT DIPPED Brendan Mcshane Dwayne Dunn 4.3L 9 56.5kg $11
10 13 CONSCIOUS Leon & Troy Corstens Stephen Baster 5.3L 5 55kg $8.50
11 16 MISS SALINGER Peter Morgan & Craig Widdison Ms Linda Meech 6.05L 3 55kg $31
12 1 CONCEALER Tony McEvoy Craig Williams 6.8L 12 57.5kg $9.50
13 7 MODERN WONDER Leon & Troy Corstens Daniel Moor 11.05L 4 56.5kg $5.50F

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