Adelaide filly Thiamandi returned home with a Super VOBIS windfall after a comfortable victory in the Cove Hotel Hcp (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday.
Visiting trainer Lloyd Kennewell targeted the bonus and will now set the Victorian bred filly for the LR Lightning Stakes (1050m) at Morphettville on July 26. She was coming off a home-town win last Saturday and has now earned over $200,000 since changing hands as a foal for $11,000 at the 2011 Inglis Great Southern Sale.
Thiamandi (3f Street Boss – Country Class by Woodborough) raced to the lead in the straight and then powered clear to score by two lengths from Jemerica (Captain Rio) and Maroon Bay (Exceed And Excel). “She always runs well backing up and the only query was the extra distance,” Kennewell said. “Not many horses can go with her and it was a dominant win.”
The winner was bred and sold by Tim Johnson’s Ealing Park at Oaklands. The Euroa nursery also sold last week’s VRC Banjo Paterson Series winner Crafty Cruiser.
Thiamandi is a daughter of Darley shuttler Street Boss and Kiwi bred mare Country Class who was stakes placed twice in NZ for Mike Moroney. She has a rising 2yo filly by Darley sire Reset.