Bolter takes out Thousand Guineas

The Kevin Sharkie Thousand Guineas has thrown up some rough results in the past, but few were as despised in the market as Sunday’s winner of the three-year-old fillies’ classic Gee Gee Enuf Speed.

The Team Wells-trained filly started at $51 but had no trouble accounting for the long odds-on favourite Verbano ($1.60), scoring by a half-length with the winner's stablemate Gee Gee Miss Quita ($31) a half-head away third.

Gee Gee Enuf Speed was coming off a second in a 1350-metre maiden Devonport on Cup Day in which she looked home for all money 50 metres out but was run down by Lady Monaco.

"She's always shown a lot of ability and she always showed probably a mile (1600m) might be as far as she wants but the way she was ridden today she could get further.

"We will progress Enuf Speed and her stablemate Gee Gee Miss Quita to the Strutt Stakes (2100m) on Derby Day here at Elwick with the view of taking both to the Tasmanian Oaks."

Gee Ge Enuf Speed was ridden well by Siggy Carr who had the filly settled beyond midfield but always travelling comfortably and when she tacked onto the right horse from the 600m to the home turn, she swept to the lead half-way up the home straight and had no trouble fending off late challenges."

Lady Monaco was doing her best work late and should also progress to the Oaks.


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