Lanett set to end campaign with Sires win

18 / 05 / 2017 Article by: Damian Kawa
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IN-FORM two-year-old filly Gee Gee Lanett looks set to end her season on a high when she steps out in the $30,000 Sires Produce Stakes over 1400 metres at the Luxbet Racing Centre in Launceston on Sunday.

The Stuart Gandy-trained filly has won four of her past five starts and has all the right credentials to warrant starting favourite in the last feature juvenile race of the season.

Gee Gee Lanett (Wordsmith-Vivre La Nett) has won twice at 1200 metres including her latest triumph in the $25,000 Autumn Sprint in Hobart in which she demolished a handy field scoring by over two lengths without being fully extended.

“I am more than pleased with how the filly has come through her last run so it would be nice for her to end her campaign with a feature race win,” Gandy said.

The filly has missed a place only once in eight starts and that was a game fourth in the Listed $100,000 Gold Sovereign Stakes in Launceston in February.

Other chances include Gee Gee Lanett’s stablemates Geegee Blackprince and Geegee Rock’n’run while the Adam Trinder-trained Gasnier must be considered based on his debut win followed by an eye-catching third to Gee Gee Lanett in the Autumn Classic.

Geegee Blackprince tuned up for this race with a solid second in a trial in Hobart on Tuesday.

The Barry Campbell-trained filly Jubilance comes off maiden wins against older and more experienced opposition in Devonport last Sunday and it was an impressive come-from-last performance so she must be included in the chances.

Other feature races on the nine-event card include the $30,000 St Leger over 2400 metres and the $30,000 3YO Autumn Classic in which last-start Hobart winner Chillout is likely to start favourite.

The $30,000 Open Autumn Classic fills the feature race class and it boasts a good field with in-form mare Step the Pedal likely to start favourite on the strength of strong wins at her past four starts of which three have been feature races.