Casino Prince has already sired 16 individual winners this season with none more promising than Lindsay Park filly Lady Lee.
Since stepping up in distance, she has gone back-to-back at Wodonga and at Wangaratta on Tuesday. It could be the springboard to a black-type spring campaign even though winning jockey Regan Bayliss reckons she’s still learning and maturing.
Lindsay Park’s Kiwi-bred Harlow Gold is the opening favourite for the G1 Victorian Oaks (2500m) and Lady Lee also holds an entry for the Flemington classic on November 3.
“It took her a couple of runs to get up to the right trip and she did a good job today,” Bayless said after the Phoenix Designs Hcp (1400m). “She travelled nicely and then pinned her ears back under pressure when it counted.
“She will get over ground and will be much better next prep.”
Lady Lee (3f Casino Prince – Legislature by More Than Ready) was bred by Vinery and sports the stud’s green and white silks. Her dam won up to 1950m at Morphettville and she is a sister to G1 Champagne Stakes winner Carry On Cutie.
Legislature has an All Too Hard 2yo filly named Hard Ruler with Mick Price and the mare foaled an All Too Hard colt in August.
Casino Prince (Flying Spur) sired All Too Hard in his first crop and his Australian individual winner-count continues to improve year-by-year. There were 41 winners (two crops), 67 (three), 89 (four) and 104 (five).
Vinery stands Casino Prince for an $11,000 (inc gst) fee and that’s value compared to some of his high-priced counterparts in the Hunter Valley.