Winning double for Blevic juveniles

Kambula Stud sire Blevic kick-started his current crop of two year-olds with a winning double at Strathalbyn on Wednesday.

She’s My Diva (2f Blevic – Military Habit by Military Plume) won the opener for trainer Barry Dunn.  He also bred the filly who is from a mare who was runner-up to Shablec in the Listed 2004 SAJC Redelva Stakes.

She lifted Blevic’s tally of individual winners to 226 at a 58% strike-rate since he retired to Kambula in 1996.

Murray Bridge based filly Scene In Pink completed the Blevic double at Strath. when she scored a very impressive three length victory over a mile.

Scene In Pink (2f Blevic – Vintage Queen by Kendor) only began racing in March and looks a nice three year-old in the making.

She ran fourth on debut at Oakbank after striking interference at the furlong.  She then broke through at Balaklava and, after an unplaced effort at Morphettville, trainer Simon Casey dropped in at the deep end against older horses yesterday.

“I did nominate her for the Sires’ Produce last Saturday but wasn’t quite happy with her on the morning of the race,” Casey revealed.  “Strath was an option and she was due to be tipped out anyway.

“She sat wide but won easily.  I’m not getting too carried away but there could be a black type race for her next season.”

Blevic got Scene In Pink from Adelaide 2yo winner Vintage Queen who has already foaled winners by Desert Style, Jeune, Danzig Connection and General Monash.

Second dam To The Manor Born (Ruling) is an unraced half-sister to Love A Show (Showdown) who was Champion Filly on the 1982-83 Australasian 2YO Classifications.

She’s My Diva and Scene In Pink were the first winners from Blevic’s latest crop of juveniles.  He is also the damsire of Australian Champion 2yo elect Phelan Ready.

Blevic (Scenic) was a G1 winner of the VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes and he returned to Flemington the following spring to win the G1 Victoria Derby.  He stands for $5,500 at the Toole family’s Kadina nursery in South Australia.