Big effort by the lightly raced Clangalang 4YO, Lakedro, who ran Sea Hunter to within half a length in the Slater & Gordons Lawyers Handicap over 2040m at Moonee Valley on Monday (8 March).
Lakedro, who was having only his third run back from a spell (and seventh run overall) over raced early and ended up wide through the last half of the race. He swooped in the straight and looked the winner before Sea Hunter nipped him on the inside.
Lakedro appears to be improving with each run and it’s worth noting that his last two runs before the spell resulted in a six length romp at Geelong and another win at Kyneton.
Clangalang (below) is having a good year with Geegees Blackflash winning the Tasmanian Derby-G3 on 30 January (following successive stakes placings) and while Lakedro has a long way to go before attaining black type status, he certainly appears to be right up to city class.
Although clearly a staying type, Lakedro is linebred to Luskin Star through two daughters, while his third dam is a half sister to Group Two winning 2YO, Lady Seymour, in turn the dam of 4-time Group One winning sprinter, Marwell (dam of Group One winning sprinter/milers Marling and Caerwent) and Group winning juvenile Lord Seymour.
Standing in Victoria for 10 seasons, Lord Seymour produced 16 stakes winners including dual Group One winning sprinter, Never Undercharge, and VRC Sires’ Produce-G1 winner Simbolico.