Daffodil continuing to make an impact

Daffodil was a pin up girl during her racing days for Waikato Stud and the last week has underlined her success in a broodmare role.

The daughter of No Excuse Needed won eight races, including the Australian Oaks, New Zealand 1000 Guineas and the Windsor Park Challenge Plate at Group 1 level, and at stud she has also shone.

Her gifted daughter Grand De Flora went within a whisker of winning the G2 Sunline S. at Moonee Valley on Friday evening and at Pukekohe this afternoon her grand-daughter Lavita Vishvi broke her maiden in fine style for local trainer Nigel Tiley.

Daffodil is also the dam of the multiple winner and stakes placegetter Snowdrop and the five-time winner and Group performer Grand Bouquet.

The lightly-raced Savabeel filly Lavita Vishvi was offered at the 2019 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale and the daughter of Daisy Chain (Pins) was purchased by the N & P Balia Trust for $340,000.

Daisy Chain was the second foal of Daffodil, who is out of a half-sister to the G1 Ellerslie Sires’ Produce S. winner Good Faith (Straight Strike), who produced eight winners including Tully Dane, successful in an edition of the G3 McNeil S. and placed in the G1 Railway S.

This is also the family of the Waikato Stud-bred and sold G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas winner and dual Group 2 winner Aegon.

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