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Godolphin’s well bred filly Alizee realised her potential today with a comfortable win in the Group 2 $200,000 McGrath Estate Agents Tea Rose Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.
Alizee is the half sister to 2016 Golden Rose winner Astern and Darren Beadman, representing the James Cummings stable, was always confident that she would live up to the stable’s expectations.
“Seven furlongs was always going to be a bit of a question mark based on her breeding,” Beadman said.
“She got into a nice rhythm today and he kept her nice and comfortable, kept on the right horses back.”
“It was really important to keep her balanced and they opened up and she showed the brilliance that she had always shown us at home.”
“She is really maturing. Every start, every time she comes to the races she is taking it all in her stride and James had done a wonderful job preparing her for this today.”
Beadman said that Alizee would now probably be set for the Group 1 $500,000 Flight Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on September 30.
“If she can draw a gate and switch off, I suppose you have to have a throw at the stumps,” Beadman said.
Alizee started at $10 and had a one and a quarter lengths to spare over Champagne Cuddles ($3.40) with Cellargirl ($12) running home for third in front of the $3.20 favourite Tulip.
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