Debut Win for Trapeze Artist Sister
Six two-year-old fillies made their first outing in Wednesday’s Juvenile Maiden Plate (1000m) at Randwick-Kensington, but from the time the gates opened to the winning post, this was a battle royale between two fillies.
Foaled and raised at Widden Stud , Trapeze Artist’s sister, Gai’s Artist, went off an odd-on favourite off the back of an impressive trial win at Hawkesbury a fortnight back, and she had her supporters sweating.
The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott-trained Better Than Ready filly Betta Being Single took up the running and led for all but the final stride of the 1000m flutter with Gai’s Artist pouncing late to snatch a last stride win for Tyler Schiller.
"What a rib-tickler to start the card."
A winning debut for Trapeze Artist's full-sister Gai's Artist, who puts the head down to deny another debutante Betta Being Single at Kensington. The @GRyanRacing filly could be headed for the $1m Golden Gift on November 11. @tabcomau pic.twitter.com/M9YoHIDkid
— Racing NSW (@racing_nsw) October 25, 2023
“She had one little jump out back in July and then a trial at Hawkesbury 10 days ago so she’s done a terrific job,” said Gerald Ryan, who trained her brother Trapeze Artist.
“They ran along in front and kept it going and she showed a lot of fight and was a little bit green in the straight, but she’ll improve a lot.”
A homebred for Bert Viera, Gai’s Artist is a sister to Widden Stud’s 4-time Group I winner Trapeze Artist, now the leading second crop sire in Australia, and she has his dark bay colouring and prominent blaze.