First Stakes Win for Street Cry's Raiment
Mark Smith - Saturday, 18 March 2017

Godolphin's Street Cry (IRE) filly Raiment revelled in the conditions to earn a maiden stakes win in Saturday's Group III TAB Birthday Card Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.

Giving Craig Williams the first two races on Golden Slipper day, Raiment came away to defeat the Gerald Ryan-trained Samantha ($4 fav) by three and a quarter lengths with another length back to Peter and Paul Snowden's Nancy ($13) in third.

The winner of three of her previous four starts, the three-year-old daughter of Street Cry (IRE) had a decision over the high-class Foxplay when breaking her maiden at Warwick Farm in June last year.

With her first stakes success, Raiment advances her overall record to 4 wins, 3 seconds and 1third from 9 starts with earnings of $283,885. (photo Steve Hart).

Winning trainer John O'Shea said Raiment had form around some promising fillies.

"The little mare she was racing around, In Her Time I think its name is, came out and won a couple of Group races after we spelled which was encouraging," O'Shea said.

"We thought she was well placed in this race going into the P J Bell and the J B Carr later in the season."

Raiment is the second foal and first winner from out of the Commands mare Clothing who won two races at Randwick, two races at Rosehill and one apiece at Eagle Farm and Canterbury in a 24 start career.

Her dam Rompers is a half-sister to Group I Doncaster Handicap winner Over and Listed Widden Stakes winner Riona.

Clothing has a 2yo colt by Street Cry (IRE) named Gambeson, a yearling filly by Lonhro and a filly foal by Shooting To Win.

She was covered by Hallowed Crown last spring.

Raiment becomes the 110th stakes winner for the deceased Street Cry (IRE) and his 8th in Australia this season. 

Race 2 - Tab Birthday Card Stakes
Group 3 - 1200m

Class: Open. Track: Heavy(10). Time: 1:14.12. Sectional Time: 0:35.65 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $150,000 - 1st: $84,750 2nd: $28,500 3rd: $13,500.
 1   Raiment T: J A O'Shea J: Craig Williams

3f   Street Cry (IRE) x Clothing (Commands )
Not Offered
 2 3.3 Samantha T: G A Ryan J: A Adkins
3f   Snitzel x Icedginger (Tale Of The Cat (USA) )
Not Offered
 3 4.3 Nancy T: P and P Snowden J: J Bowman
5m   Big Brown (USA) x Shalimar Sky (Hurricane Sky )
Not Offered
 4 4.5 Almighty Girl T: Joseph Pride J: C W Brown
4m   Beneteau x Sybarite (Last Tycoon (IRE) )
 5 5.6 Zestful T: K A Lees J: Ryan Moore
5m   Redoute's Choice x Zest (Marauding (NZ) )
 6 6.2 Fiftyshadesofgrey T: M C Conners J: C Reith
6m   Written Tycoon x Talkin' About (Commands )
 7 8.7 Tempt Me Not T: James Cummings J: Tim Clark
4m   Strategic Maneuver x Ganda (Encosta De Lago )
 8 10.5 Hieroglyphics T: A and E Cummings J: B Avdulla
5m   Conatus x Zefta (Zeditave )
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