Gilgai Super VOBIS winner at Geelong

Lavenham banked a Super VOBIS cheque for her connections with a promising win second-up in the Norlane Hotel Maiden Plate (1130m) at Geelong on Sunday.

The Jason Warren trained filly led home a trifecta for Super VOBIS qualifiers ahead of Dandog (Danbird) and So Does He (Bel Esprit).

Lavenham (3f Hussonet – Lady Succeed by Brian’s Time) was bred by Nagambie based Gilgai Farm owner Rick Jamieson.  Her Japanese bred dam won twice up to 1800m before arriving here via the United States in August 2009.

Lady Succeed’s USA bred colt Kung Hei Fat Choy (Elusive Quality) has won four races to date in England for trainer James Given.

Lavenham is her first Australian bred foal and she was a $20,000 buy at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.  Adam Sangster Bloodstock bought her for a syndicate that includes Fraser & Fred Bayne, Michael Bolton, Matthew Cain, Roger Donazzan, Lee Ford, Ken Pearce, Chris Roberts, Alan Stanley, Phillip & Anne Woolridge.

Lavenham has plenty of resident value – her pedigree is full of French stakes winners bred by the Niarchos family.  Her dam is a half-sister to Longchamp stakes winner Esperero (Forty Niner) who was imported by David Moodie to stand at stud here in 2001.

Second dam Hydro Calido (Nureyev) was a Group 2 winner at Deauville and she is a half-sister to leading sires Exit To Nowhere (Irish River) and Machiavellian (Mr. Prospector).