Tasmania's biggest owners continued their domination of the Elwick Stakes when Gee Gee Josie won the $100,000 feature two-year-old race at Mowbray on Wednesday night.
The Stuart Gandy-trained filly is raced by Paul and Elizabeth Geard who have now won the listed event three times in the past six years.
The Broadmarsh owners have also supplied five second placegetters since 2012 and another three third placegetters.
Gee Gee Josie was ridden for the first time by Anthony Darmanin as her usual jockey Siggy Carr is sidelined by a shoulder injury.
Darmanin had also won the race twice previously, scoring on Gee Gees Top Notch in 2015 and Mystic Journey in 2018.
Gandy said that Gee Gee Josie had performed well at her three previous starts and "only needed to improve half a length to win.
"She was helped by a peach of a ride - she camped on them and showed great maturity the way she finished off," the trainer said.
CLASS PREVAILS IN LADY LYNETTE
It was another triumph for the Geards when class mare Gee Gee Double Dee stormed home to win the $50,000 Lady Lynette for the second time at the luxury odds of $16.
The Team Wells-trained six-year-old won the race two years ago when it was conducted in Hobart and finished fifth behind Mystic Journey at Mowbray last year.
Under the set weights and penalties conditions, she was extremely well treated on 59kg as she had a rating of 89 compared to runner-up Our Long Sali's 71 yet had to give her only 1kg
Co-trainer Dean Wells said Gee Gee Double Dee, who was ridden by Bulent Muhcu, would now have another crack at the $150,000 Bow Mistress on Hobart Cup day.
She ran fifth to Gogo Grace in that race in 2018 and sixth to Life On The Wire last year.
Wells said he had been confident of winning the Lady Lynette after Gee Gee Double Dee's "outstanding run" in the Newmarket when she finished alongside some class sprinters.
"Bulent rode her for luck tonight (from a wide draw), got on the back of the right horse and she had them covered at the 200m," the trainer said.
Our Long Sali tried hard but went down by a short neck with favourite I Remember You, who was on the pace all the way, a similar margin back in third place.
PURSUIT JUSTIFIES VERY SHORT ODDS
Mystical Pursuit won the $50,000 Thousand Guineas as a $1.22 favourite should - by 4-1/4 lengths.
Given a perfect run by Victorian jockey Billy Egan, the filly proved too classy for outsider Cambalache and gallant pacemaker Audrey.
Trainer Adam Trinder said Mystical Pursuit appeared to be struggling to get away from her rivals at the top of the straight "but her last 100m was very pleasing."
MYSTIC SENT AWAY AS PRECAUTION
Mystic Journey has recovered from a leg infection and is back in full work as she prepares to defend her $5 million All-Star Mile title in Melbourne in March.
The star mare developed an infection under the skin in her nearside foreleg early last week and was immediately sent to a veterinary facility in Victoria as a precautionary measure.
However she is now back home and, according to Spreyton trainer Adam Trinder, "everything is looking positive."
Trinder discovered the inflammation in Mystic Journey's leg on Tuesday of last week and revealed on RSN radio yesterday that he had sent her to Melbourne later the same day.
"I have seen in the past when I was riding for other stables that, when these sort of things go wrong, they can go seriously wrong if the infection gets into a joint," he said.
"So I wanted her to be in the right location just in case, heaven forbid, we had to put her on the operating table and flush the leg joint."
However Trinder said that the four-year-old responded to antibiotics and her leg had "tidied up nicely" without surgical intervention.
"She came home on Sunday morning, is now off all antibiotics and back in full training," he said.
"There is still a bit of water to go under the bridge but at this stage my thoughts are still that she'll resume over 1400m in the Futurity (at Caulfield on February 22) and go second-up into the All-Star Mile (at Caulfield on March 14).