At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Vinery Stud’s champion shuttler More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman’s Girl, by Woodman) added a black-type success when 5YO Australian-bred mare Anatola (More Than Ready-Wager, by Flying Spur) let down with a brilliant turn of foot to score a dominant win in the $150,000 Listed Silk Stocking (1200m) for fillies & mares, defeating Test The World & Sylpheed.
Trainer Mark Newham said Anatola’s win had earned her a shot at better grade races during the winter.
“I knew when she got to the front and had her ears pricked she’d be hard to run down,” Newham told Racing Queensland Webnews.
“I’ll look at all options now and hopefully she can stretch out to 1350 metres so we can aim a little higher.”
A homebred for George Altomonte’s Corumbene Stud, Anatola improved not only her broodmare value but also her record to 6 wins and 7 placings from 18 starts for $313,225 in earnings.
She is out of the Gr2 winner and Gr1 Blue Diamond runner-up Wager and hails from the family of Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes winner True Jewels.
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