Lady lights up Hobart

Tasmanian favourite Lady Lynette made a brilliant return to racing with a barnstorming victory over her stablemate I’m a Hussy in the Listed Bow Mistress Trophy in Hobart on Saturday.  The star mare was allowed to settle off the speed before overhauling her rivals with a brilliant burst of speed in the straight.

Lady Lynette (6m Ladoni – Queen’s Own by Coronation Day) is prepared by David and Scott Brunton and was racing for the first time since a Melbourne campaign in the spring that peaked with a second win in the G3 Tesio Stakes at Moonee Valley.

The Armidale Stud bred mare is a great advertisement for the Tasmanian breeding industry having been purchased for $13,000 from the 2006 Tasmanian Magic Millions yearling sale.  She has earned over $692,000 from a 33: 11-5-6 record.

Lady Lynette’s sire Ladoni (GB) is a stakes winning son of Danehill and his strike-rate is an impressive 57% winners-to-runners.  He stands for a $2,750 (inc gst) fee at Armidale Stud.

She is one of three winners produced by a full sister to the G1 placed Regal Sashay.  Her dam is also a half sister to the dam of Forbidden Quest (West Quest) who won the Ingham Jockey Club Cup a race before the Bow Mistress Stakes.

Armidale Stud will offer a full brother to Lady Lynette at the 2011 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale at Launceston.  Armidale’s Robyn Whishaw will also offer a Ladoni half-brother to recent Ballarat Gold Nugget winner Dream Pedlar in the same draft and a half brother to Forbidden Quest by exciting young sire Helike.

The 2011 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale will be held at Launceston’s Inveresk Showgrounds on February 22.