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Spitfire Lady’s Black-type Mission

It was a case of mission “more or less” accomplished for ultra-consistent mare Spitfire Lady at Awapuni on Saturday, when she finished second in the Listed Fairdale/Goodwood Studs Flying Handicap.

Formerly based at Ballymore Stables Australia, Spitfire Lady was sent to Ballymore Stables NZ earlier this year on a black-type assignment, and the four-year-old mare by Hussonet all but completed her project in Saturday’s feature sprint. Settling back in the field for jockey Craig Grylls, Spitfire Lady didn’t get all favours in the run and was forced wide when making her claim on the race, only to be narrowly beaten at the line.

It was her third start on New Zealand soil for the JML Bloodstock Ltd (Mgr L Petagna), Rupert Legh, Cheryl Legh, Grant Devonport & Ballymore Stables (Aust) Pty Ltd-owned mare, who interestingly has finished second on each of these outings.

Co-trainer Chad Ormsby is confident that Spitfire Lady can dispel her “bridesmaid” tag at her next outing, and achieve a dream black-type mission result.

Spitfire Lady was unlucky on Saturday not to get the win and had she had the run (in transit) that the winner had, she would have won that race for sure” said Ormsby.

Ultimately the owners want that all important black-type win on her pedigree page so that she has residual value as a broodmare, and she’s shown that she is definitely up to winning a race at stakes level here”.

[03 Apr 14]

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