Did Godolphin’s exciting colt INGRATIATING (Frosted-Obsequious) run himself in Gr 1 Blue Diamond contention?
Many think so after his 2nd Flemington stakes win.
On debut he easily won the Maribyrnong Trial and today he was simply too nippy late in the Talindert Stakes over 1100m worth $141,000.
With Damien Oliver steering, he oozed class when he came off the speed which was set by his stablemate Frost Flowers, exploding to the front down the centre of the track at the clock tower.
He was just too professional.
GIMMIE PAR (Not A Single Doubt-Naturale) is a filly who was on debut here and she caught the eye when she rattled home for 2nd. She looks first class in the making and is the little sister of Gr 1 winner OLE KIRK.
BIRDSVILLE (Sooboog-Charego) had won easily at Werribee on debut and backed up here with a game Black Type run into 3rd spot.
But the first two were many lengths superior.
Sean Keogh, speaking on behalf of Godolphin’s James Cummings, said, “he’s a really precocious juvenile.”
“He didn’t find himself first up in a good spot and looked uncomfortable. So James applied the blinkers and he was too good today.
“I think James will look over him and see how he pulls up as to where he might go. He may back up in the Blue Diamond next week.”
Oliver said, “I’ve always had a good opinion of him. When we put the blinkers on during the week, just to see how he would go, well I’ve rarely seen a horse let alone a 2YO improve that match like he did.
“Last Saturday I had Anamoe in front of this guy as a Diamond ride, but after that I’ll have a chat with James to see which way I go.
Ingratiating is by First Season sire Frosted and a Gr 1 win would give his sire a massive boost as a leading stallion prospect.