An overpowering and perfectly-timed finishing run carried Multaja to her first Stakes win in G3 PJ Bell Stakes at Randwick on Saturday, 6 April, continuing the impressive winning streak of her sire Medaglia d’Oro.
As well as becoming Medaglia d’Oro’s 126th Stakes winner, Multaja was his 43rd individual winner in Australia and New Zealand in 2019.
A filly of considerable talent, Multaja had won three races before her latest victory which came despite running into trouble at the 350m.
After regaining momentum, Multaja made up 10 lengths over the final stages to score by a short-neck from Into The Abyss with 1-1/4 lengths to So Taken in third place.
Medaglia d’Oro’s southern hemisphere winner so far this year include the Stakes-winning two-year-olds Tenley and Flit, the three-year-old fillies Pohutukawa, Adornment and Multaja, who have also won Stakes races, and the G1 New Zealand Derby winner Crown Prosecutor.
Multaja is a Darley home-bred from the Lonhro mare Shelters who is a sister to the G1 winner Benfica.
Medaglia d’Oro has 19 yearlings catalogued at this week’s Inglis Easter Yearling Sale in Sydney where he is the best represented of Darley’s Australian stallions.