Rommel 3yo filly Lost City looked a promising type winning at Bunbury and Belmont during an initial campaign earlier this season and she’s living up to that potential this prep for leading trainers Grant and Alana Williams.

Given a well-timed ride in front by Clint Johnston-Porter in the Glenroy Chaff Plate (1000m) at Ascot on Saturday, she stayed on strongly when tackled in the straight to defeat Last Stylebender (Harry Angel) and Bolta (Sessions).

“She’s a great little trier and is probably better coming off the speed instead of leading,” Grant Williams said.  “We were going to nominate her for a 1200m race second-up but we decided to have a throw at the stumps over 1000m today.”

Lost City (Photo / Western Racepix) was sold by Mogumber Park (as agent) for $60,000 to an Elio Galante syndicate at the 2022 Perth Magic Millions.  Saturday’s result sent her career stats to 3 wins in 4 outings for prizemoney of $155,250.  Westspeed bonuses have boosted those earnings by $72,950.

Her task was made easier when Plato Or Plomo took no part after being loaded while Last Stylebender became unbalanced in the barriers and settled towards the rear of the field.  “She wasn’t comfortable in front but nothing wanted to take us on,” Johnston-Porter reported.  “She hit a flat spot and was under the pump before the corner but she’s got a big heart.”

Her dam Dual City (Ferocity) was a Belmont winner for Lex and Shirley Piper and she’s a half-sister to Diamond Dash (G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes) and Metro Miss (LR WA Matchmaker Classic).

Lost City is the third 3yo winner by Rommel this season following Desert Dancing (Morphettville) and Romming Danger (Belmont).  The in-form Ridgeport Farm sire hit the ground running in the first week of May with city winners Rommel’s Jeune (Ascot), Tourbillon Prince (Sha Tin) and Bandalera Beau (Ascot).

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