Gem Song wins Group 3 Eskimo Prince Stakes

GemSongwinsGroup3EskimoPrinceStakes

February9,20194:31pm。

byAAP

GemSong(left)hasovercometestingconditionstowintheEskimoPrinceStakesatWarwickFarm。

GemSongisbuildingaprofilethatsignalshewillbeuptothebetterthree-year-oldracesintheautumn,kickingoffhiscampaignbywinningtheEskimoPrinceStakesatWarwickFarm。

TheKrisLees-trainedthree-year-oldcolthasnowrackedupfourwinsfromsixstartswithhisvictoryinSaturdaysGroupThreesprintover1200m。

HiswinwasagainstthepatternofthedaywithJasonCollettforcedtocomeuptheinsideofthetrackwhichjockeyshadbeenavoidingbecauseofthewetsurfaceafterastormonFridaynight。

Thereisalotofupsidetohim,Leessaid。

Ithoughthemightbestrugglingonthegroundbuthediditwell。

WellgothetraditionalpathwithhimtotheHobartvilleandtheRandwickGuineasandseewhereheendsup。

GemSong($5)beatPurpleSector($31)byalongneckwithanecktoCharge($6)。

FavouriteSandbar($1。

80)weakenedtofourthafterleadingforintothestraight。

Theotherfeaturethree-year-oldrace,the$1millionInglisSprint(1100m)heraldedareturntothewinnersstallforFiestawhoworedownGoldenSlipperwinnerEstijaabwhohadnotracedsinceherbigwinlastyear。

WinningjockeyGlynSchofieldsaidtheChrisWaller-trainedFiestahadtravelledwellinthepackwithEstijaableadingthefield。

IknewwhatIhadtorundown,Schofieldsaid。

Brentonhadaprettyeasytimeupfront。

ThegroundisabittestingbutIwassmokingmypipe,shewastravellingthatsweetly。

EstijaabgaveabitofakickbutFiestafoundplenty。

Punterscouldnotseparatethetwowhowerethe$4。