Munce to partner Quintessential
Top rider Chris Munce has been confirmed to ride Quintessential in her Australian debut on Saturday.
The talented Fast ‘n’ Famous filly is down to contest the Gunsynd Classic-Gr.3 (1600m) at Eagle Farm.
Trainer John Sargent spelled Quintessential after her brave run for third in the NZ Oaks-Gr.1 (2400m). She had a little over a fortnight in the paddock before returning to the stable for a few days in readiness for her flight to Australia on Easter Sunday. She has been stabled at Eagle Farm since then & galloped in company with race rival, Trump, on Tuesday morning.
Quintessential has raced once over 1600m; that was in the Desert Gold Stakes-Gr.3 at Trentham Gardens where she dashed home late to win narrowly from Capital Diamond and subsequent Oaks winner, Artistic.
Safely through Saturday’s run, Quintessential will contest the Doomben Roses-Gr.3 (2020m) in three weeks time, with the Queensland Oaks-Gr.1 (2400m) a fortnight later being her final mission for this campaign.