Zestful takes the Triscay Stakes G3

Arrowfield graduate Zestful lived up to her name and then some when she overcame a difficult run in a dramatic race to win her first stakes race, the $150,000 ATC Triscay S. 1200m G3, at Randwick on Monday.

A fall by the Godolphin filly Pearls marred the early stages of the race and ended the chances of Shillelagh. Pearls suffered a suspected seasmoid injury and was taken to Randwick Equine Centre for treatment, while her jockey James Doyle thankfully escaped serious injury.

Watch Zestful win the ATC Triscay S. G3

“I thought a cracking second or third was as good as it was going to get,” he said. “We were behind a wall of them.

“I dragged her back to the inside, I wasn’t balanced so she couldn’t have been balanced but as soon as she saw clear running she really dug in.

“As I said I didn’t think I’d get them but then the last 50 metres I thought we’re a chance.

“That was impressive.”

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