Rising Star Adds Stakes Win

Exciting three-year-old talent Scarlett Lady earned herself black type honours when she led home a WS quinella in the Listed Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes at Awapuni today. The daughter of Savabeel completed an impressive hat-trick of wins when she proved too good for Sharp Princess.

Ridden by James McDonald, Scarlett Lady tracked the pace to the turn and came through strongly closest to the fence for a dominant victory. The filly had showed a glimpse of her class when fourth in the Gr 2 Royal Stakes on New Year’s Day and she has confirmed her high rating with follow up wins at Ellerslie and Tauranga.

Trained by Graeme and Debbie Rogerson, the three-year-old has been earmarked for a trip to Brisbane this winter. The stable holds her in the highest regard and is keen to have a crack at the Gr 1 Queensland Oaks.

Bought out of the WS’s Premier Sale draft at Karaka for $25,000 in 2009, Scarlett Lady is out of the stakes-winning mare On Call from the family of the Gr 3 Lowland Stakes winner Gentle Call and her siblings Tough Call and Call Spades who each posted wins in the Listed Cambridge Breeders’ Stakes.

Sharp Princess, a $75,000 buy in 2007, emphasised her genuine nature with another stakes placings. In previous starts the daughter of Pins and the O’Reilly mare She’s Snubbed had finished in the money in the Gr 1 Zabeel Classic, the Gr 2 Cal Isuzu Stakes and the Listed Anniversary Handicap.

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