Stratum / Your Song 2YO Quinella
The well-known colours of Corumbene Stud were carried to victory at Warwick Farm on Wednesday by impressive debut winner Jessamin from the Gai Waterhouse/ Adrian Bott stable.
Easy in the market, she came with a late rush from back in the field to win the 1000 metre two year-old fillies maiden by three-quarters of a length over another promising first starter Memento, a daughter of first season sire Your Song.
Jessamin was retained to race by Corumbene Stud after being passed in for $140,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale last January, making her eligible for the 2017 $2 million Magic Millions 2YO Classic on January 14.
Co-trainer Adrian Bott said the stable’s preference would be to give the daughter of ill-fated sire Stratum another run before deciding on a trip to the Gold Coast.
“Being Magic Millions eligible, we’d like to progress up that path,” Bott said.
“She trialled only eight days ago so it was a quick turnaround today but she’s done it well so there’s plenty of improvement to come.
“It probably wasn’t the conventional style of win that you’d see from the stable – things didn’t seem to pan out as we originally planned from the start – but to Tommy’s (Berry) credit he didn’t panic and he just rode her quietly and patiently.”
Gai Waterhouse has achieved much success in the past for George Altomonte’s Corumbene Stud, notably with outstanding juvenile fillies Overreach (Golden Slipper) and Hasna (Sires Produce Stakes, Champagne Stakes), while her Golden Slipper winner Sebring was bred and sold by Corumbene Stud as a yearling.
Jessamin is the third foal and first winner for unraced Elusive Quality (USA) mare Venture, a half-sister to stakes-winner Tantra.