Dash For Cash mare Lottie’s Lady has a bright future with Latrobe part-owner and trainer Mark Ganderton.
Lottie’s Lady (3f Dash For Cash – Witty Carlotta by Bel Esprit) powered home for a narrow victory in the Kaye Cook Memorial (1150m) at Devonport on Easter Monday. She was racing first-up after a three month spell and has the potential to excel over more ground.
The winner was ridden a treat by premiership jockey Brendon McCoull who had the grey filly travelling sweetly just better than midfield on the rails until the home turn.
Lottie’s Lady eased off the fence and, when the gap appeared in the home straight, she motored home to score in a tight finish from Tap It In (Savoire Vivre).
Swettenham Stud stallion Dash For Cash got her from Witty Carlotta, a half-sister to LR Tasmanian Oaks winner Taleer (Seattle Dancer). The dam was purchased by Paltarra Thoroughbreds for $3,750 at the 2009 Inglis Melbourne March Sale.
The Swettenham Stud connection continued when Witty Carlotta was covered by Paltarra stallion Swinging Bachelor in Tasmania last year. A Swettenham homebred, he won on debut at Flemington and followed up with a G3 third in the 2006 Blue Diamond Prelude behind Due Sasso and Wonderful World
Stablemate Kaphero finished fourth that day and he franked the form with a follow-up victory in the Adelaide Magic Millions 2YO Classic. He later retired to Swettenham and will have his first runners in 2012-13.
Lee Freedman trained Kaphero and he also prepared Swinging Bachelor for Katsumi Yoshida. After a short juvenile campaign, he returned as a spring three year-old to win first-up at Sandown but that was the last time he faced the starter.
Swinging Bachelor is a son of Royal Academy and his second dam Midnight Fever won the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes in 1987 sporting the Sangster family’s famous silks.