MY DESIGN BRED TO WIN RACES
My Design, a half-sister by Mach Three to former speedy Overport Lodge filly Twice The Delight (1:52.3, Aust), shaped solidly for the second week running when produced at the Rangiora trials on Wednesday, October 3.
A three-year-old filly, My Design backed up her qualifying run for third at Rangiora a week earlier with a handy front-running win this week.
She had her chance in the qualifier, after settling three and four back, then moving up to challenge on the home turn, but had to settle for a third, just over a length behind winner Thunderfromthethrone, clocking 3:26.8 for the stand start 2600m.
My Design began swiftly wide this week for Sam Ottley, leading after the opening 400m, and was strong in front, holding Katie Daly by 2 1/4 lengths in 3:27.8 (2600m stand), the last 800m in 58.7s.
She has upside on breeding with half-sister Twice The Delight having won 11 races and $67,832 and taking a fast mile mark at Menangle.
Her dam, four-win mare Trelise (1:58.7) is also the dam of three-win trotter Bet Online, and two other qualifiers.
Trelise (Holmes Hanover-Twice As Good) is a half-sister to the smart performers, Mark Dennis (1:53.9, 40 wins & $286,589), St Bars (1:57, 15 wins & $162,506), Waitfornoone (1:55.7, 11 wins & $201,804), Fight Fire With Fire (1:56, seven wins & $151,657), Double Shot (1:57.9, six wins & $42,146) and Twice As Hot (1:59.6, five wins & $53,580).
The latter, Twice As Hot, has gained notoriety as the dam of 2015 Inter Dominion Pacing Grand Final runner-up Flaming Flutter (1:53, 23 wins & $738,335), and another capable type in Mister Whittaker (1:54.9, seven wins).
Other fillies from Twice As Good have bred on with the unraced Twice As Fine leaving big Perth winner, Pacific Warrior (1:54.8, 28 wins & $343,419), and Waitfornoone, herself a former Gr. 1 Queen Of Hearts winner, leaving Windinherhair (1:54.6, 11 wins & $140,476) and Luis Alberto (1:56.6, five wins & $48,394).
My Design’s third dam Princess Nandina (1:59.8, US), was returned to NZ for breeding after leaving the big North American-winning mare Pacific (p3, 1:53), who numbered the 1987 Breeders Crown 3YO Fillies Final among her $812,550 earnings.