Tuesday, April 27, 2010


Did anyone else see Broadway Harmony’s run at Sandown on Saturday? The Statue of Liberty filly had it won everywhere but at the post and is now nominated for the Dequetteville Stakes-LR at Morphettville on Sunday (2 May).
Don’t be surprised if she doesn’t come away with the main prize in Adelaide and thus join Statue Of Liberty’s growing list of stakes winners.
(Interestingly, it was just on two years ago that two other Statue of Liberty fillies in Dan Baroness and Elysees won stakes races in Melbourne and Adelaide respectively).
Anyhow, Broadway Harmony’s (hopefully fleeting) disappointment aside, it’s been a handy couple of days for Statue of Liberty progeny with State of Being scoring at Bendigo for Peter Moody on Monday (26 April), while Manhattan Lad won his second on the trot for trainer Wayne Nichols over the 1100m at Seymour yesterday (27 April).
The lightly raced State of Being – out of the Keltrice mare Exotic Treat – was having his third outing, coming to Bendigo with a fourth at Moonee Valley on debut and whisker second at Kilmore earlier in the month.
State of Being’s dam is a half sister to the magnificent sprinter/miler Umrum (14 wins including two Toorak Handicaps-G1) and the dam of multiple stakes winner Tan Tat De Lago.
Meanwhile, Manhattan Lad certainly appears to have found his feet by notching up his second win after a run of six placings from 11 starts.
Manhattan Lad is a half brother to this year’s VRC Bob Hoysted Handicap-LR winner Devil May Care and is out of the Noalcoholic mare, Destry Girl.

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