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Bright future predicted for Waller’s Lazzura

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Snitzel youngster Lazzura has given a portent of things to come with a determined Woodlands Stakes win.

Lazzura winning the ARROWFIELD WOODLANDS STAKES [LISTED RACE] Scone in Australia.
Lazzura winning the ARROWFIELD WOODLANDS STAKES [LISTED RACE] Scone in Australia. Picture: Steve Hart

The Chris Waller stable doesn't expect to see the best of juvenile filly Lazzura until at least the spring, so her effort to bank a black-type success in the Woodlands Stakes at Scone has been a happy bonus.

A $500,000 Magic Millions purchase, the daughter of Snitzel scored an impressive debut win at Kembla Grange last month and the horse she edged out, Megastar Heart, franked the form with a metropolitan win on Wednesday.

Despite stepping straight up to Listed level in the Woodlands Stakes (1100m) on Saturday, Lazzura was well supported to start an even-money favourite and got the job done in style.

"It's obviously not easy to do, going from a provincial race straight into black type company, but while she only won by the narrowest of margins, it's clear to see that with racing, she'll improve," Waller's assistant Charlie Duckworth said.

"She is a really promising filly for (owner) Ricky Surace.

"I remember ringing the day before she won her maiden and saying, 'look, whatever we get out of her tomorrow will be a bonus' and then she won that day and now has won again.

"She will be a much better three-year-old than what she is now, but we'll take it and it's good to get some black type with both fillies running today."

Lazzura ($2 fav) came from back in the field and made up many lengths in the straight to edge out Satin Stiletto ($16), who kicked strongly when challenged, with the winner's stablemate Let's Go Barbie ($6.50) finishing third to also notch a valuable stakes placing.

Tommy Berry was the winning jockey and like Duckworth, he predicted a bright future for Lazzura.

"I rode her (in trackwork) on Monday and she is so untapped," Berry said.

"She is very raw at the moment and I love the way she adapted to the race. I copped a prat halfway down the side and I've had to come back with her, but she came back to me, switched on well and she had the race won a long way out."

The Woodlands Stakes has a strong history of producing quality horses having been a career launchpad for the likes of two-time Group 1 winner In Secret (2022) and multiple Group 1 placegetter Libertini.


Racing and Sports

Scone

Saturday, 18th May 2024

3
12:15
(local)

ARROWFIELD WOODLANDS STAKES [LISTED RACE] (LR)

Age: 2yo Sex: F WT: 54.5kg Type: Qlty
AUD $201,200
1100m TURF SOFT
3
12:15
(local)
AUD $201,200
1100m SOFT

ARROWFIELD WOODLANDS STAKES [LISTED RACE] (LR)

Age: 2yo Sex: F WT: 54.5kg Type: Qlty


FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 3. LAZZURA (AUS) 2yo F
SNITZEL (AUS) - LAGUNA AZZURRA (JPN)
TOMMY BERRY
CHRIS WALLER
$2
56.5kg
B2B Thoroughbreds P/L (Mgr: R Surace & R C S Surace)

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2nd 4. SATIN STILETTO (AUS) 2yo F
WRITTEN TYCOON (AUS) - SATIN SLIPPER (AUS)
JOSH PARR
MATTHEW DALE
$16
56.5kg
Kurrinda Bloodstock (Mgr: Mrs G Driver), N Gopaul, D Skoric, S P Scerri, Ms V Torr, C A Ball, A Horne, R Pepper, Mrs S McGuire, M Morrison, J King, J L Sciacca-Bridgement & J A Fuller

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3rd 10. LET'S GO BARBIE (AUS) 2yo F
YES YES YES (AUS) - GAYATRI (AUS)
RACHEL KING
CHRIS WALLER
$6.5
55kg
Rockingham Thoroughbreds (Mgr: J A Ingham)
4th 12. ZOUBABY (AUS) 2yo F
ZOUSTAR (AUS) - MAGNAFLIGHT (AUS)
TOM SHERRY
R & W FREEDMAN
$7.5
54.5kg

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5th 2. FINGERS HUNTER (AUS) 2yo F
BRUTAL (NZ) - STICKY FINGERS (AUS)
MITCHELL BELL
BRETT CAVANOUGH
$17
56.5kg

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6th 6. ALIDEEL (AUS) 2yo F
DUNDEEL (NZ) - ALIBERANI (AUS)
SAM CLIPPERTON
MARK MINERVINI
$26
55.5kg

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7th 13. PENSATIVA (AUS) 2yo F
IMPENDING (AUS) - PORTARE (AUS)
LOUIS-PHILIPPE BEUZELIN
LOU MARY
$151
54.5kg

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8th 5. GRACEFUL ARTIST (AUS) 2yo F
TRAPEZE ARTIST (AUS) - GAI'S CHOICE (AUS)
DYLAN GIBBONS
R & W FREEDMAN
$12
56kg
9th 7. AROHA STONE (NZ) 2yo F
EL ROCA (AUS) - LUMINESCENT (NZ)
ASHLEY MORGAN
NATHAN DOYLE
$9
55.5kg

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10th 11. RIVANA (AUS) 2yo F
CAPITALIST (AUS) - RIVA ROMANCE (AUS)
JAY FORD
RODNEY OLLERTON
$26
55kg

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11th 8. LA BELLA BONDI (AUS) 2yo F
PIERATA (AUS) - BONDI BLONDE (AUS)
BEN LOOKER
BENJAMIN SMITH
$51
55.5kg

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