Danehill Stakes - Catchy Gr 2 Win

Catchy caught the eye with a dominating Gr 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) win at Flemington.

The Blue Diamond winning filly by Fastnet Rock now heads to the Thousand Guineas Prelude (Gr 2, 1400m) at Caulfield on October 1, a race that will determine whether the 3yo runs in the Caulfield Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) against the opposite sex or Thousand Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) only for fillies on the same day.

Jockey Regan Bayliss calimed his second stakes win for the day (after Redkirk Warrior's Gr 2 win) for the stable aboard Catchy, who defeated Snitzel colt Jukebox by 3/4 length with Booker (Written Tycoon) a head away third.

Catchy was the dominant two-year-old in Melbourne last season, winning the Gr 1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m), and has trained on into her three-year-old year. David Hayes explained "If you watch the Blue Diamond you see how powerful she was in the last 400 metres and she did that against the boys again today. At the moment she's probably favoured to take on the boys in the $2,000,000 Guineas. She'll run against the fillies next start and if she's as dominant again we'll take on the boys in the Guineas. The Guineas is worth four times as much as the Thousand Guineas and twice as much fun."

Catchy (3 f Fastnet Rock - Cats Whisker by Fusaichi Pegasus) has won five of her seven starts with one placing and has amassed $1,251,000 in prize money.

Bred by Joy and Sammy Jenkins and raised at Coolmore, Catchy was sold at the Ingils Easter yearling sale for $220,000 to Lindsay Park in conjunction with long term clients and successful Victorian breeders Rob and Sylvie Crabtree.

Her dam, multiple Group winner Cats Whisker (Fusaichi Pegasus), won the Let’s Elope Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) and Rose Of Kingston Stakes (Gr 2, 1400m) in 2009.


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