Champion jockey Damien Oliver had to call on all his skills to get Princess Jenni (NZ) (High Chaparral - Glitzbeel) home in the Gr.1 Australasian Oaks (2000m) at Morphettville in Adelaide.
Trained at Mornington in Victoria by David Brideoake, the filly found herself in traffic more than once but Oliver was patient and steered her through a gap late in Saturday's Group One test.
Brideoake's racing manager Alex Woodhams was on hand and admitted to some nerves but had faith in the jockey.
"You put Ollie on and he produces something special most of the time," Woodhams told broadcaster racing.com.
"She has a great turn of foot and sprinted when the gap came."
Winning owners Tony and Lynn Ottobre were on hand to celebrate the victory and honour their late daughter Jenni, who succumbed to brain cancer in 2015 and whom all of their horses are named after.
A graduate of the 2017 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale, Princess Jenni was a $120,000 purchase from the draft of Phoenix Park and has now taken her record to 4 wins and 1 second from 6 starts with earnings of A$514,935.
Princess Jenni was bred by Marg and Murray Hardy of the Sunlight Trust and is the first foal from Zabeel mare Glitzabeel, the winner of five races up to 2100m.
Glitzabeel's yearling filly by Tavistock was purchased by Mick Price for $30,000 at this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale. She has a filly foal by Power and was bred back to Turn Me Loose.
Princess Jenni is from the final crop of Coolmore Stud's High Chaparral is his 23rd Group One winner. -AAP, NZTBA