Miss Gidget Primed for 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes

February 25th, 2015

Miss Gidget has secured several impressive results over her short racing career so far, and is offered an excellent chance of maiden success at the highest level in the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m) following an ideal lead-in.

Miss Gidget (inside) will be partnered by Ben Melham in the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes. Photo: Adrienne Bicknell

Miss Gidget (inside) will be partnered by Ben Melham in the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes. Photo: Sarah Ebbett

Jumping from the gates well in the Group 2 Blue Diamond Prelude F (1100m), jockey Dwayne Dunn settled Miss Gidget well within the field of fourteen, receiving an ideal run in transit before displaying an exceptional turn of foot to hit the line just off the pace of Blue Diamond Stakes favourite Fontiton.

Thrilled with the results posted by the Gonski filly to date, co-trainer Cindy Alderson conceded her runner will have to find an extra gear if to take out the 2015 Blue Diamond Stakes, but is confident she is more than capable of a competitive performance

“She came up against the unbeaten Fontiton in testing conditions for her first start this time in, so hopefully she got some improvement out of that race,” Alderson told Racing Victoria.

“It was a pretty strong, tough race and was run at a fast speed, so she’s had some natural improvement from that run and has tightened up in her racing a lot since then.

“Her work since then has been good, so I’m pretty positive that she can run well.

“She would need to improve again, as do a lot of them, but hopefully she can.

“Dwayne Dunn felt she’s a live chance and he’s probably won more Blue Diamonds than any other jockey, so that’s a positive sign.”

“I think she’s in with a chance. Obviously the favourite has drawn well which was not ideal, but that can sometimes prove to be problematical.

“I find it hard to know exactly how these races will pan out and how we should feel about our chances as it’s a bunch of two-year-olds pretty much just going for it.

“You need a bit of luck to perform in these races and I’m hoping we get some.

“Three different jockeys have ridden her now in her three starts, but we’ve had a lot of luck with Ben Melham in the past, so let’s hope he has the magic touch to get her first win.”

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