|In a fitting
result a Tony McEvoy trained galloper won this afternoons $22,000 Indian Danehill at
Lindsay Park Handicap (1800m) at Cheltenham Park in Adelaide.
La Missionaire, a daughter of the former Lindsay Park Stud based stallion
Military Plume, proved a touch too strong for the city galloper The Ex Files in the 1800
It was the second straight win for the four-year-old mare
at Cheltenham Park. In between those two wins she had two starts, one of which netted a
With Simon Price riding confidently La Missionaire proved
too strong after racing close to the pace before knuckling down for a battle with The Ex
Files, last seasons most consistent performer in the metropolitan area.
There were some anxious moments immediately after the race
when the rider of the runner-up Paul Gatt, a former Lindsay Park apprentice, fired in a
protest for alleged interference. It was subsequently dismissed by stewards.
Indian Danehill, a Northern Hemisphere Group One winning
son of Danehill, is shuttling for his first Australian season in 2002 and will be standing
at Lindsay Park Stud, Angaston.
La Missionaire's win wasn't the only success for Lindsay
Park at Cheltenham today. Juvenile galloper She's My Baby impressively won the second
race, while her stablemate Madam Dehereos finished third.
The stable also had a winner at Sandown in Melbourne when
Lance Corporal proved too classy in the Toolambool Hurdle.