Two-year-old Plymstock debuts with stylish victory

Godolphin filly notches first Australian win this season for Ribchester

Exciting filly Plymstock gave former champion Irish galloper Ribchester his first winner of the season in Australia when she debuted with an emphatic victory in the Heineken 3 Handicap over 1,000m at Royal Randwick on Saturday, 22 January.

Plymstock, out of the Australian broodmare Outdoor and a half-sister to Godolphin’s dual G1 winner Trekking (Street Cry), burst down the centre of the track in the final 200m to beat Deep Expectation and Emperor by almost a length in 58.42 seconds on the Soft 5 surface.

“She’s done a really good job on debut,” trainer James Cummings said. “She has plenty of pace, a speedy filly and like a lot of these two-year-olds she is still growing and putting it all together."

“The Ribchester’s that we’ve trialled so far have been showing us things, which is impressive for a stallion who will undoubtedly get stock that improves as spring three-year-olds and get a lot further than five furlongs."

"There is a lot of two-year-old quality about them which is a good sign in Sydney and Melbourne where it is so strong."

“She is nominated for all the good races, which we will give consideration. As long as she keeps thriving and heading in the right way we will keep raising the bar."

An impressive barrier trial winner at Warwick Farm last month, Plymstock responded to jockey Tim Clark’s urgings and looks to have inherited a stack of her sire’s racetrack ability. 

Ribchester was a G1 winner as a three-year-old in France and won another three races at the highest level in France and England at four - including the prestigious Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot over 1,600m in 2017.