Trainer Peter Moody does not expect Gimmie Par to have a taxing spring despite her stylish first-up win at Caulfield.
A close relation to the unbeaten champion sprinter Black Caviar and a half-sister to last year’s Caulfield Guineas winner Ole Kirk, Gimme Par landed her first stakes win in taking out the Group 3 Quezette Stakes (1100m) on Saturday.
Sent off the $2.70 favourite under Jamie Kah, Gimme Par held-off the fast-finishing Heresy ($12) by a half-length with Scorched Earth ($15) the same margin off third.
While Ole Kirk stretched out to 1600m to win the Caulfield Guineas last spring, Moody said he would resist the temptation of stretching Gimme Par too far in trip this preparation.
“She doesn’t strike me as a (Thousand) Guineas filly,” Moody said.
“The mile here, I think that might just test her out at this point in time, so I think we’ll keep her at that five-and-a-half, six-furlong mark and pick our way carefully through them.
“There are no lofty targets at this point, so we’ll wait for her to mature a bit more.”
Moody said while the filly’s win on Saturday was good, he expects there to be plenty of improvement.
“She’s came into it a little bit soft as we didn’t trial her in the lead up so she is open to nice improvement which is pleasing,” Moody said.
“Thanks to Rick Jamieson up at Gilgai, she is a lovely filly and now a very valuable little girl with a Group win beside her name.”
Kah was aboard the filly for the first time in Gimme Par’s three-start career and said for a little filly she had a big motor.
“I was a bit wide in the end but she is a little filly so you don’t really want to get muddled up inside them so I was not too fussed in the end when we were three-wide because we had clean air,” Kah said.