Testa Rossa sire Wordsmith is going from strength-to-strength with his first two crops in Tasmania.
Wordsmith stands at Paul and Elizabeth Geard’s GeeGee Stud at Broadmarsh and he cracked another double at Elwick on Sunday with Geegees Doublejay and Geegees Velvet.
Geegess Doublejay (2g Wordsmith – Josies Double by West Quest) leads his sire’s current juvenile crop after a powerful win in the Raine & Horne Hobart Hcp (900m). He had won on debut at the Hobart venue on October 20.
Jockey David Pires allowed Geegees Doublejay to settle second and then waited for a gap to open along the rails in the straight to score by over a length.
Later in the afternoon, Geegees Velvet ran over the top of her rivals in the Tony Carrick 3YO Vase. She let down with an impressive turn of foot to stage a last-to-first victory under Japanese jockey Shuji Amano.
Geegees Velvet (3f Wordsmith – La Quita by Grand Lodge) defeated 2013 Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Frolicked (Incumbent) and last season’s champion youngster Grand Tycoon (Written Tycoon).
She is a half-sister to Tasmanian Horse of the Year Geegees Blackflash (Clangalang) and Tasmanian Thousand Guineas winner Gee Gee’s La Quita (Atlantis Prince).
Geegees Velvet’s goal is the Jackson 3YO Cup in Launceston on December 4.
Wordsmith is serving a book of 60 mares this season at a $2,750 (inc gst) fee. He is a son of Vinery sire Testa Rossa and was a G3 winner of the 2007 VRC The Debonair at Flemington.
– Karl Patterson