Set to jump away as one of the favourite runners in Saturday’s Group One Thousand Guineas (1600m), Mill Park Stud graduate Go Indy Go, is looking to add another Group One victory to her already impressive resume.
A winner of the Group One Champagne Stakes (1600m) at her final start of her two-year-old season where she easily defeated the Group Two VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner Zululand by a length, Go Indy Go’s juvenile campaign had breeder Harry Perks stating “She really could be the best horse that I have bred.”
By Darley stallion Bernardini, out of the Zabeel mare Elegant Eagle, Go Indy Go isn’t the only stakes performer from the mare, with current four-year-old Essay Raider, a full-brother to Go Indy Go, also winning a stakes race the same day the filly tasted Group One success.
Elegant Eagle has a yearling filly by So You Think and has recently foaled a filly by Medaglia d’Oro, who is a full-sister to the current two-year-old out of the mare named Battle Brewing, who is yet to race.
Go Indy Go resumed in the Group Two Danehill Stakes down the Flemington straight, and while she did not perform as expected, she proved her class next time out in the Group Two Thousand Guineas Prelude over 1400m at Caulfield. Settling back in the field, the filly flew late to finish third, beaten a length, indicating that the 1600m of Saturday’s race would be ideal.
With third acceptances take only a few days ago for the Group One W.S. Cox Plate (2040m), Go Indy Go was one of the final 41 acceptances and it would be an exciting thrill for all concerned to see the filly take her place in that race.