Star mare Driefontein will be set for the G1 Coolmore Classic after her gutsy win in the $200,000 Magic Millions Fillies & Mares Hcp (1300m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
A former winner of the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, Driefontein notched a second win on Queensland’s richest raceday shouldering 61kg.
With a wall of rivals throwing down sustained challenges for much of the straight, the class of Driefontein shone through and she got home by a neck. “She’s a wonderful mare,” Star Thoroughbreds manager Denise Martin said. “She won the race two years ago – she’s just a cracker.
“I purchased her for $75,000 at the Magic Millions and she’s now won 6 races and close to $2 million. She’s a class mare, I’m just so ecstatic. I love her to pieces.”
Driefontein (4m Fastnet Rock – Follow Gold by Export Price) is trained by Gai Waterhouse and she defeated last start Doomben winner Miss Leibert and Arms Length.
The winner is by Coolmore Stud champion Fastnet Rock from a Melbourne stakes winner who is a sister to the dam of another stakes winner in Forest Gold.