|Famed New Zealand stud master, breeder and owner Sir Patrick Hogan has
outlined Oaks plans in the spring for his filly Lashed awfter she scored another amazing
win in this afternoon's $100,840 smoke-free Sires' Produce Stakes at Morphettville.
In a copybook display to her last start win in the Alcohol Go-Easy Stakes at
Victoria Park the daughter of Encosta de Lago got a long way out of her ground before
unleashing a paralysing finishing burst to score.
Hogan purchased the filly for a "modest" amount for
which he said had "already recouped" his outlay.
The filly has had three starts for her
new owner for a strong second in Melbourne and two super impressive wins in Adelaide over
the Cup Carnival.
Leading Melbourne jockey Stephen Baster had a hard ride
feeding the reins to the filly who was not stretching out in the early stages.
"She certainly made me work for it out there
today," Baster explained after the win.
"During the race she was never travelling all that well
and I was never really confident at any stage during the event," he added.
Baster who described the win as "freakish," said he
felt the filly would only improve with distance in the future.
Sir Patrick said he was amazed with the
win and he added he could no longer question the ability of the three-year-old filly.
"She's a very exciting and promising filly," Sir
"I can only hope she comes back as well in the Spring in
a preparation aimed toward the (VRC) Oaks," he added.
Hogan, who also bought the Lloyd Williams owned Keeper after
he won the Goodwood Handicap in Adelaide, was the only winning connection on the track at
Morphettville today. The filly's trainer Graeme Rogerson was not there to cheer on Lashed.
Thanks to her two wins in the Adelaide stakes races Lashed
has also given Rogerson a $4,000 cash bonus, a part of the trainer's treasure trove.