Gem Song Another 3yo Winner For Kris Lees

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Trainer has unearthed another three-year-old he hopes has Group One potential with ready to take the next step after a benchmark win at Rosehill.

The colt was sent out the $4 favourite but needed all the 1300 metres of Saturday's race after getting caught in traffic.

He prevailed by a short half head from Royal Celebration ($5) after finally found a gap.

“He is a progressive type and might back up next week in the Dulcify over a mile and depending on how he goes he might head to the ,” Lees said.

“He will also be nominated for the ()Derby on .

“I was telling Jason from the grandstand where to take the gap but it's easy from up there.”

Collett said it was touch and go for a little while.

“I had a hairy ride but I had a lot of horse under me,” he said.

Lees said stablemate , a 1600m winner at on Friday, could also be asked to make the leap to Group One company.

“I will nominate her for the over 2000 metres in two weeks,” he said.

“She is very good.”

Frankely Awesonme is by champion out of English mare Street Secret and is raced by Cressfield Stud.

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