Lovely performance at Seymour


Only Love has shown steady improvement for champion trainer Chris Waller and she was fully deserving of a winning trick at Seymour on Friday afternoon.

The well-related Waikato Stud graduate was unplaced on debut before the daughter of Savabeel showed the benefit of that experience when third at Bendigo.

The four-year-old mare then finished runner-up at Moe ahead of her breaking her maiden in her middle-distance debut over 2221 metres in the hands of Blake Shinn.

“She was just too good for them and relished the step up in distance, the further they went the more confident I got,” Shinn said.

Only Love lobbed along at the back of the field before circling runners across the top and surged clear to win by two and three-quarter lengths.

“She’s a nice mare and showed a good turn of foot for a maiden, she’s certainly got more wins in her.”

Only Love is a sister to the G3 Eagle Technology S. winner Love Affair and stakes placegetter Spooning and was purchased for A$200,000 at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, where she was offered by Sledmere Stud on behalf of the Matamata nursery, by Yes Bloodstock and Balmerino Racing.

Their dam is the unraced O’Reilly mare Romancing who is a half-sister to the G3 Hawkesbury Gold Cup winner Somepin Anypin and Listed winner Rules Of Engagement and sister to the Listed winner and Group 1 placegetter Salsa.

Romancing has a juvenile Super Seth colt and is in foal to Noverre.

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