Kiss A Rose in sizzling Quezette win
Promising filly Kiss A Rose has unleashed a dazzling finish to overpower her rivals and win the Quezette Stakes at Caulfield.
The Thousand Guineas is the spring mission for lightly-raced filly Kiss A Rose following her barnstorming victory in Saturday's Group Three Quezette Stakes at Caulfield.
The three-year-old gave premier trainer Peter Moody an early double following an upset victory by Hanks in the third race.
With Vlad Duric in the saddle, Kiss a Rose ($11) came from near-last on the turn to storm down the outside and upstage favourite Metastasio ($4.40) by a short head.
Frontrunner Chloe In Paris ($10) held on for third another long neck away.
Moody said Kiss A Rose and stablemate Spirit of Heaven, who finished fifth in the 1100m feature, were both being aimed at the Group One Thousand Guineas (1600m) at Caulfield.
"For both my fillies in this race that's the intention - to get to the Thousand Guineas," Moody said.
"If they get to the Thousand Guineas that will be a good job but anything in the spring will be a bonus. It's all ahead of them."
Duric said his mount settled beautifully in the race and showed a great turn of foot to motor down the outside.
"It was all there for her to do and she did it. It was a super effort," Duric said.
Craig Williams aboard Metastasio was happy with her effort.
"She was a bit unlucky but she has come on a lot from her first run," he said.
Debutante Chloe In Paris also earned high praise from her jockey Glen Boss who said she had loads of potential.
"She will be a really nice autumn filly," he said.
The Gai Waterhouse-trained Swing Vote was a late scratching at the barriers after rearing up in the stalls.
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