2018

Agent Pippa Wins Gr3 Gimcrack Stakes

Tuesday, 3rd April 2018

At Ascot in Perth, Taunton Vale Stud's Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude winner Demerit (Lonhro-Shame, by Scenic) celebrated his second stakes winner in a week when 2YO filly Agent Pippa (Demerit-Female Agent, by Commands) scored by a length for trainers Daniel & Ben Pearce in the $150,000 Gr3 Gimcrack Stakes (1100m) for 2YO fillies, defeating favoured Assetro & Bam's On Fire. Promising filly Agent Pippa took her record to 2 wins & a placing in the Listed Supremacy Stakes last month from 3 starts for $168,700 earnings. Perth owners Wesley and Sheree Martin sold a 50 percent share in Agent Pippa to prominent Melbourne owner Rodney Menzies, with a condition of the sale being that the filly be targeted at Perth's Gr2 Karrakatta Plate. Based on Friday's win that plan is unfolding to perfection for the $500,000 juvenile feature on April 14.