Miranda Doesn't Miss

It was a day for the Pencarrow four-year-olds on Sunday at Wairoa, with Miranda Miss joining her stable mate, Amaryllis, in the winners’ circle.

Just her second win from eight career starts, Miranda Miss (Reset x Marie Claire) headed into $8,000 Oslers Bakery & Cafe Gold Cup (1850m) following a second and third at her last two outings. This time she managed one better when she nosed out second placegetter Mr Thorpedo (Thorn Park) on the line.

Ridden by James McDonald for trainer Mark Walker, Miranda Miss is the first foal of Group 1 placed O’Reilly mare, Marie Claire. It’s been a good month for Marie Claire, with Miranda Miss’s three-year-old half-sister by Johar a maiden winner last time out, with her victory over 2000m on 12 February the first of just four career starts.

A daughter of stakes-winner Trotanoy, and a half-sister to Group winner Arrabeea (Zabeel), Marie Claire foaled a black colt by Pentire in 2009 and is back in foal to the Group 1 producing sire.

Marie Claire was represented by a Darci Brahma colt at the Karaka Premier Sale in February, which was knocked down to Frank Ritchie for $90,000.