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Exciting Times Ahead for Leading Showcasing Fillies

25 September 2017

Quiet Reflection (GB) (Showcasing) has bounced back to form ahead of the Group One British Champions Sprint at Ascot in October with an assertive win in the Group Three Renaissance Stakes at Naas this weekend.

The leading 3YO sprinting filly in the 2016 World Thoroughbred Rankings and the Champion 3YO Sprinter of Europe, Quiet Reflection’s three-year-old season started with victory in the Group Three Prix Sigy at Chantilly and the Group Two Sandy Lane Stakes at Haydock whilst Group One victories in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot and the Haydock Sprint Cup were separated by a third in the Group One July Cup at Newmarket.

Quiet Reflection’s final start of 2016 saw her finish unplaced the Group One British Champions Sprint at Ascot and she will return there in just on four weeks’ time seeking redemption with trainer Karl Burke looking forward to the challenge. “Hopefully she comes out of this well and roll on four weeks for Ascot. If the ground is to her liking, she will give Harry Angel a race. This filly is very good and she can only sharpen up for that run. Win, lose or draw she has been an absolute star for us, and it’s just great to get her back. We will be able to float her into Ascot now. We won’t have to push her at all and can give her a nice easy week or two and then pick her up for a week or so. She has a great temperament and has been a pleasure to be around. She heads to Tattersalls in December.”

In New Zealand, Showcasing three-year-old Princess Rihanna (NZ) put in arguably one of the performances of the day on the second day of the Hawke's Bay Carnival. Tardy out of the gates and missing the kick by at least two lengths, she stormed home for third in the Group Three Gold Trail Stakes (1200m), her effort seeing her firm for the Group One gavelhouse.com 1000 Guineas in November.

A consistent two-year-old, Princess Rihanna ran fourth in the Group Three Eclipse Stakes, fourth in the Karaka Million, fourth in the Group Two Matamata Breeders Stakes and, you guessed it, fourth in the Group One ARC Diamond Stakes. Saturday's performance will undoubtedly see her continuing her path to Riccarton.

The Champion 2YO & First Season Sire of his year, Showcasing followed this with the Champion Second Season Sire title. He is standing at Haunui Farm in 2017 for a fee of $12,000 + GST. He has limited nominations still available for the 2017 so please call Mark - 021 663 995 or Shannon - 0212 855 513 for more information or to make a booking.