Gem 'N' Us is one of the last horses, a very patient Mr Greg Mathers, bred before he passed away. His initials were G.E.M so that is how the mare got her name; and the 'us' is for Greg's wife Kath, who races the horse along with their children Karl, Jason and Lana.
After jumping cleaning, the mare found her rhythm and balance early. She managed to build momentum the entire race, which was crucial in her win. Despite having pressure from two and three horses outside her, Gem 'N' Us didn't over race, but remained calm and simply responded when hoop Jack Hill asked her to.
She cornered beautifully and because she had sustained momentum coming into the straight she was able to show us that she can build speed when asked.
Now against Winx, this speed probably wouldn't have been enough to hold off the swooping champion, but on Saturday it is what won her the race.
Congratulations to her very patient owners and its onwards and upwards from here.