Flit adds her name to Medaglia d’Oro’s G1 honor roll

Filly clings on to win G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield

A last gasp victory by Flit in Saturday’s G1 Thousand Guineas at Caulfield earned her top billing among Australia’s three-year-old fillies and gave her sire Medaglia d’Oro his 25th success at the elite level.

Flit enjoyed a comfortable passage on the fence in midfield and when called on by jockey Hugh Bowman she surged through a narrow gap and held off the late finish of Missile Mantra to score by a nose.

One of the better juvenile fillies in the country last season, Flit put the writing on the wall at her previous start with an effort that belied her ninth placing.

The filly failed to obtain a clear run at any stage in that race, but when the runs came in the Guineas she took them in the style of a superior horse.

“This is the race we set her for and the one that mattered,” said trainer James Cummings.

“She’s shown tremendous class and ability throughout her career.”

The Thousand Guineas win is Flit’s second from six starts in a career that also includes two G2 placings.

Flit is out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Glissade who is a daughter of the G3 winner Steflara.

She joins the Golden Slipper winner Vancouver, the Darley stallion Astern and NZ Derby winner Crown Prosecutor as Medaglia d’Oro’s Australian-bred G1 winners.

Medaglia d’Oro stands at Jonabell Farm, Kentucky.