Geraldina has Cristian Demuro eyeing more Group 1 success
The Italian’s short-term licence is reaping rewards and he hopes that continues as he goes into Sunday’s Mile Championship and beyond, with more of Geraldina to look forward to.
Cristian Demuro has his focus fixed to another big Group 1 engagement aboard Piece Of Eight in the Mile Championship this weekend but the in-form Italian rider is allowing himself just a thought about future conquests at home and abroad with Japan’s latest pin-up filly Geraldina.
Demuro steered the daughter of the great Gentildonna to a popular Group 1 victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Cup last weekend and the combination of class, power and acceleration the four-year-old displayed has him thinking ahead.
“I think she is the kind of mare that could travel out to Dubai next year but first we will see how she runs in the Arima Kinen next and then her connections will decide,” Demuro told Asian Racing Report.
A sizzling Christmas Day edition of the fan-voted Arima Kinen against the boys is a tantalising prospect and the call of Dubai thereafter could present another opportunity for Geraldina to emulate her supremely talented mother who numbered both the Arima Kinen and the Dubai Sheema Classic among her seven Group 1 wins.