Mark Smith (BREEDNET) – Friday September 25
A luckless second in the Cap D’Antibes Stakes at Flemington on her seasonal debut on September 13, the Leon and Troy Corstens-trained Swats That overcame a tough run to ring up her first stakes win in Friday night’s Group 3 Scarborough Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley.
Ridden by John Allen the 3yo daughter of Shamus Award was obliged to race three deep without cover from her outside barrier. She took control of the race at the home turn to defeat the fast-finishing Highly Discreet (Street Boss) by with the favourite Dirty Thoughts (So You Think).
Try Corstens said the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes is her goal this preparation.
“She was three-wide and had no peace whatsoever and was very, very strong,” Troy Corstens said.
“It’s nice to see her do that because we have all put in a lot of work and we always thought she was very good.
A homebred for Adam Gay, Swats That is a sister to 2-time winner My Sweet Fish, Swats out of the unraced Bel Esprit mare Is It A Mosquito whose dam Yes I Will (USA) (Danzig) is a daughter of the great racemare Let’s Elope.
A daughter of Nassipour (USA), Let’s Elope won 11 races including the Caulfield Cup – Melbourne Cup double in 1991.
It A Mosquito has a 2yo filly by Shamus Award and a yearling filly by Trust In A Gust.
Purchased by Glenrae Stud for $5,500 at the 2018 Inglis Great Southern Sale, It A Mosquito recently foaled to Jimmy Creed (USA) before being covered by Shamus award again.
Dual Group 1 winner Shamus Award is having a golden run and Swats That takes the stakes-winners total for the Rosemont Stud stallion to eight with many promising runners heading deep into the spring led by none other than boom filly IT’S ME.