Star Of Giselle all the way winner in Queen Of The South Stakes

Star Of Giselle will now head to the breeding barn after leading all of the way to claim the Group 2 $175,000 Tattsbet Queen Of The South Stakes (1600m) at Morphettville today.

Star Of Giselle

Star Of Giselle will be retired after winning the Group 2 Queen Of The South Stakes. Photo by Jenny Barnes

Winning co-trainer Mathew Ellerton said that Star Of Giselle has done her job winning a Group 2 race and will now be retired and prepare the Spring breeding season.

“We’ll let the dust settle but she may well be retired now. She’s probably done her job in life. She was out on her feet today. She had all the favours and just pleased she got away with it,” Ellerton said.

“It was a super win. She had a pretty soft time in front and quality came to the fore,” Ellerton said.

“She is probably not racing up to her Spring form. My comment was I thought she would have won by four lengths if she was on her Spring form but she did enough to do the job.”

While Star Of Giselle ($5) was Ellerton and Simon Zahra’s top pick, stablemate Secret Liaison ($16) ran another honest race to finish in fifth spot.

“The other mare a slow tempo was against her and she ran a creditable fifth.”

Star Of Giselle made it her second Group success this campaign after winning first up in February in the Group 3 $150,000 TBV Mannerism Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.

Winning jockey Brad Rawiller jumped straight to the front and was able to slow the tempo in the middle stages and dictate the pace of race and hold off all the challenges to score by a quarter of a length from $31 chance Danish Spy with $3.20 favourite Lake Sententia weaving a path in between runners to wind up in third spot.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.

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