Cambalara is a stable favourite with Seven Mile Beach trainers David and Scott Brunton.
The Magic Albert mare notched her sixth win with a gutsy performance in the Carlton Draught Hcp (1200m) in Launceston on Wednesday night. “She’s a ripper,” Scott Brunton said. “She’s as honest as they come and it’s always a pleasure to see her win for the owners.”
Ridden by stable apprentice Rhonda Mangan, Cambalara ran her rivals off their legs and then dug deep when challenged in the straight to defeat stablemate Huon Knight by a half length.
Cambalara (4m Magic Albert – Tambalara by Kenvain) is also a favourite of Macleay Stud owners Geoff and Jenny Watson. The Meander Valley couple bred and sold her for $12,000 at the 2010 Tasmanian Magic Millions.
Macleay Stud has entered three yearlings for next month’s Magic Millions, a Bushranger colt (Lot 25) and fillies by Rock of Gibraltar (Lot 91) and Hotel Grand (Lot 125).
The Watsons sold Cambalara’s half-sister by Purrealist at the 2012 Inglis Great Southern Foal Sale. She has been pin-hooked for the Brisbane Bloodstock Yearling Sale on February 17.
Their dam Tambalara is a half-sister to G2 Sha Tin Vase winner Sure Win King (Straight Strike). She foaled a colt by Eliza Park sire Astronomer Royal in September.
– Karl Patterson
Macleay Stud bred mare by Magic Albert