Host filly In The Frame

Camoquhill Stud owner Graham McLeod bred the 11th and final winner from his grand mare Framed in Hobart on Sunday.

The majority of them have been by Swettenham Stud sires Scenic, Dolphin Street, Revoque, Bianconi, Hold That Tiger, Keep the Faith, Dash For Cash and so is Sunday’s winner In The Frame.

In The Frame (3f Host – Framed by Tate Gallery) started a short-priced favourite in the Brunton Racing Plate (1400m) and she led from start to finish to score by two lengths.  Co-trainers Charlie Goggin and his daughter Luella Meaburn are already planning to step her up in distance next month.

“It’s only her second preparation and we will run her on Derby Day (February 3) over 1600 metres,” Goggin said.  “She’s a tough filly and a real good doer.  She’s improving all the time and we will get a better idea of what to do after her next start.”

Swettenham resident Host (Chi) is among Australia’s leading second-season sires with 14 individual winners this season.  He has several classic candidates on the horizon with unbeaten Melbourne colt Philippi ready to resume racing in the G3 C S Hayes Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on February 16.

McLeod pensioned Framed in 2010 but the connection continues at the 2013 Tasmanian Magic Millions.  Among the Camoquhill entries is a colt by Swettenham sire Kaphero from Scenic mare Flower Garden (Lot 47).

Flower Garden was the first of Framed 11 winners and she has carried the baton with four winners of her own including Keukenhof (Helike).  He is a Camoquhill graduate and broke through at Devonport on New Year’s Day.

– Karl Patterson

Host winner bred by Camoquhill Stud owner Graham McLeod