Looks Like a Lady was an omen tip for punters on International Women’s Day at Strathalbyn on Wednesday.
She also logged the first interstate win for Willaview Park sire A Lot (USA) and did it in style at the expense of a beaten division that had no answers in the Fleurieu Milk Maiden Plate (1600m).
Looks Like a Lady (pictured) crossed the field after a furlong and then stretched the lead to four lengths when apprentice Lachlan Neindorf let her loose approaching the bend.
A 3yo filly with a big white blaze, she is trained by Gordon Richards and Damien Moyle in Adelaide for a syndicate managed by Jacqui Heaney.
“She’s starting to put it all altogether but it’s probably been our fault she hasn’t won at least a couple by now,” Moyle admitted. “She’s a lovely filly and could always gallop. We thought she would be readymade at two but she fooled us!
“She wanted more distance than those 1000m juveniles and we’ve also figured out she’s best ridden on the pace rather than sitting back in the field.”
Richards bought her for $13,000 as a new-season yearling at the 2020 Mungrup Stud Dispersal Sale. Her dam Dawinner (Oratorio) was a Belmont 2yo winner for trainer Michael Pateman and she was placed in Listed company as a spring 3yo in the 2009 Belgravia Stakes and Burgess Queen Stakes at Ascot.
Dawinner also changed hands at the Mungrup Sale. She was purchased for $4,000 by Mark Bayliss and her latest foal is a yearling colt by A Lot (Tapit).