Shadow Lawn Scoots Away First Up

Apr 23, 2015

First starter Shadow Lawn made a one act affair of the juvenile maiden at Doomben yesterday giving the majority of her owners a great introduction to thoroughbred racing

Given a lovely ride by Larry Cassidy, the Barry Baldwin trained Rothesay filly settled in behind the leaders and when asked to accelerate in the straight she quickly dropped them all cold.

A touch green when hitting top gear, she soon settled to the task and strode away to win the 1200 metre sprint by seven lengths in a performance that should see her competitive in Black Type races over the carnival.

A $30,000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase for her trainer from the Wyalla Thoroughbreds draft, Shadow Lawn is a half-sister to smart Brisbane metropolitan winner Glendara and is the second winner for the Marju (IRE) mare Art Gallery, a daughter of stakes-winning Zabeel mare Chamoix.

She traces back to stakes-winning matriarch Lavender Hill, whose many stakes-winning descendants include the likes of Group II winners Vavasour, Vilanova, Sir Clive and Regent Street