Gai’s Choice (General Nediym – Faster Pussycat, by Flying Spur) became the 41st individual Stakes winner for the late Widden Stud sire General Nediym (Nediym – Military Belle, by Without Fear) in the Listed Gai Waterhouse Classic (1350m) at Ipswich.
Gai’s Choice started her career with Warwick Farm trainer David Pfeiffer before an unsuccessful stint as part of the Brett Partelle camp but a return to Pfeiffer’s care has resulted in a purple patch of form for the four-year-old.
Gai’s Choice got back from her wide barrier before she fired home late to beat Mascareri (Commands – Disguise, by Grand Lodge) and Miss Barwang (Anabaa – The Divot, by Zabeel) to post her seventh win from 24 starts for connections.
Bert Vieira paid $81,000 for Gai’s Choice at the 2009 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale. Pfeiffer said he could give Gai’s Choice a chance at Group 1 level in next Saturday’s Tatts Tiara (1400m) at Eagle Farm.
“She has done it at both ends and we might have to consider the Winter Stakes. That’s three in a row now and we all know when mares are in form, keep putting them in races.”
Faster Pussycat (Flying Spur – Presina, by Prego) is a half-sister to Desina (Desert King – Presina, by Prego), who is the dam of the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate winner Eagle Falls (Hussonet – Desina, by Desert King).