Revolutionary Miss clings on to claim Summoned Stakes

Michael Dee returns to the mounting yard on Revolutionary Miss after winning the Summoned Stakes at Caulfield. (Photo by Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

Revolutionary Miss (+250) has brought up back-to-back wins for the first time in her career, after taking out the Group 3 Summoned Stakes at Caulfield on Saturday under the urgings of Michael Dee.

After recording a dominant victory at Cranbourne last Saturday, Peter & Paul Snowden chose to back the mare up after seven days and she had proved too tough in the final strides and held on from a wall of challengers late.

The daughter of Russian Revolution settled outside Picaroon (+800) who led the field up, while Thalassophile (+300) and Forbidden City (+1600) received great runs in behind them.

On the home turn, Dee had a good grip on the eventual winner but was challenged on the inside by Forbidden City, who ran up the rail after the leader wobbled wide upon turning.

Revolutionary Miss quickly got the better of the Peter Moody & Katherine Coleman-trained galloper, and as soon as she appeared to have the race won, Lady Jones (+500), Thalasophile and Zenzella (+3000) challenged in the final 100m.

Dee got everything he could out of his mare, and she just held on in a driving finish to defeat Thalasophile and Zenzella, who filled the placings.

2023 Summoned Stakes Replay – Revolutionary Miss | T: Peter & Paul Snowden | J: Michael Dee

Peter Snowden was on track to see the win of Revolutionary Miss, and he spoke post-race.

“It wasn’t on the radar to run her last week but as I said earlier, three weeks was too long for her, she’s such a great doer, it probably made the difference the last furlong or so,” Snowden said.

“I won’t say it was a masterstroke but luckily on this occasion it paid off and she was able to win both races so very excited for her and the ownership group and even around Triple Crown it’s been a very good ride with this filly especially.

“She’ll have a little freshen up, she is eligible for the Magic Millions so she won’t get many sleeps but she’ll have probably ten days off and turn around and back again.

“We might look at taking her up there (Gold Coast), but it all depends on how she comes through today and she’ll always come first.”

Michael Dee has had one of his best spring carnivals of his career, and he spoke post-race after another feature win.

“She pretty much did it all herself,” Dee said.

“The plan wasn’t to be as close as we were, I know we were probably the only speed horse on paper.

“(She) ended up outside leader by default and she travelled really strong, hit the front very early in the straight.

“It was credit to her to fight off those challengers who were coming very fast.

“Didn’t want any further but credit to her to hold them off on the line.”

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