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Can Gimmie Par upset the boys?

2 October 2021 Written by Roger Oldridge

While much of the outside focus will be around Incentivise in the Group 1 Turnbull Stakes on Saturday, Moody Racing has two exciting prospects racing earlier in the day who could one day garner similar interest.

Gimmie Par burst on the scene by running Ingratiating to within half a length in the Listed Talindert Stakes on debut, before winning her subsequent two starts, including the G3 Quezette in August.

She's the only filly who will tackle the boys in the G2 Danehill Stakes, a race for which Ingratiating is the bookmaker's pick.

"We've targeted this race to take on the boys and see if we're going to be good enough to have a crack at the Coolmore," Moody said on his Moody On The Mic podcast.

"Is she strong enough to beat the boys at this point of time? Not sure, but she's going very well (and) she'll give you a hell of a sight.

"I think she is a genuine Group 1 filly in waiting and that might be more in the autumn in the mares' Group 1 in South Australia (Robert Sangster Stakes) or something like that."

Moody will unleash exciting Frankel colt Rampant Lion in the opening race of the day, the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes.

"He's a nice colt, he's done everything asked of him and we didn't expect him to be here at these early races, but he's just continued to stand up and cope with the pressures of early racing," he said.

"He doesn't look like a big, robust, strong two-year-old, he looks more an athletic-type three-year-old to be honest."

Regardless of how Rampant Lion performs on Saturday, Moody found it hard to temper his excitement as to what the future might hold.

"He will take massive improvement from having a spring break and be a smashing autumn two-year old-colt is what I'm thinking, and I've forwarded that thought to the ownership group, but he's trialled extremely well," he said.

"The negatives are straight-track racing, doesn't matter how good they are, some of them just don't go down there, but I think he's a very exciting colt and I think he'll run well."

Moody also has former WA mare Snickerdoodledandy stepping up in grade to contest the G2 Rose of Kingston Stakes and conceded she'll need almost everything to go right in order to win.

"She's going to have to find a considerable margin to be mixing it with the likes of Mystic Journey, Instant Celebrity and Still A Star," he said.

Gimmie Par (Image: Racing Photos)