Danehill’s Group Two winning 2YO, Danbird (below), was on fire this Sunday past (11 April) with a memorable two hemisphere double: scoring with debutante, Heartbreak Lass, at Hobart and then with the appropriately named, Chase The Dream, in Malaysia.
Firstly to Heartbreak Lass. Word is on the street that this filly is something special. I know that’s a little late to be snapping up the $3.30 they had on offer around 3.30 on Sunday, but you’re likely to see this gal in the winners’ circle quite regularly based on her performance at Hobart.
Trained by Michael Luttrell, Heartbreak Lass absolutely blitzed her rivals (broke their hearts you might say) to win by over seven lengths … which not a bad day’s work for a first starter.
Heartbreak Lass is out of the Brocco mare Capital Growth and breeder Chris Gliddon now has quite a viable breeding prospect on his hands, given that his mare has produced two city winners from three to race and is a half sister to multiple Group winner Hey Pronto.
It will be interesting to see what Luttrell does next with his filly. She is definitely one for the black book.
Meanwhile, a couple of hours and some 7,000kms apart, Chase The Dream notched up the Danbird double when successful over the 1200m at Malaysia’s Selangor racecourse.
Chase The Dream was in similar ‘no nonsense’ form to that of his Hobart sibling, winning by a growing three lengths and he too is a galloper of some repute.
Bred jointly by Eliza Park and June Fletcher, Chase The Dream was sold as a weanling to New Zealand buyers before eventually finding a home in Malaysia.
The now 3YO has had a win and a couple of placings from eight starts and is out of the Grosvenor mare Laudine, a dual winning three quarter sister in blood to WA Oaks-G2 winner Unpretentious.
Laudine has – by all accounts – an outstanding Written Tycoon yearling filly, which was purchased from Eliza Park by Sharni Officer at last year’s Gold Coast weanling sale, along with a Shinzig filly at foot and is now in foal to Magnus.