2017

Bonneval Wins Gr1 Underwood Stakes

Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

At Caulfield in Melbourne, Westbury Stud's three-time Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) celebrated an elite race success when 4YO New Zealand-bred mare Bonneval (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel) confirmed herself as the second best mare in Australasia [behind Winx] when defeating a high quality field in the $750,000 Gr1 Underwood Stakes (1800m) for 3YO+, over Hartnell & Gailo Chop. The reigning New Zealand Horse of the Year is now unbeaten in her two starts this campaign and improved her record to 7 wins (including the Gr1 Australian Oaks, Gr1 New Zealand Oaks, Gr2 Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes, Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic & Gr3 Hawkes Bay Lowland Stakes) and 1 placing (the Gr3 WRC Desert Gold Stakes) from 10 starts for $1,582,469 in earnings. Co-trainer Murray Baker confirmed Bonneval's primary spring target is the $3.15 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on 21 October. "She's still got a bit of her winter coat to lose yet but we thought she had improved a bit from last start," Baker told racing.com. "She's obviously a very good filly. That's her sixth Group win in a row." Baker continued: "We will give her one more run, possibly the Caulfield Stakes, and then the Caulfield Cup." Jockey Hugh Bowman commented: "She's a genuine Cups contender this mare - I just wish I was light enough to ride her. She has a lovely future ahead of her." Bonneval is now the outright TAB favourite for the Caulfield Cup at $5.50 ahead of Humidor at $6. The well-bred Bonneval is a full sister to Gr3 winner Imposing Lass and a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from the Zabeel mare Imposingly, a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel).

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Bonneval (image: Mark Gatt)

Washington Heights Wins Gr2 Shannon Stakes

Monday, 25th September 2017

At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Darley's deceased Gr3-winning & multiple Gr1-placed stallion Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) added a Group race success when 6YO brown gelding Washington Heights (Commands-Demanding, by Octagonal) opened his stakes account when sailing down the outside of the field for a decisive win in the $200,000 Gr2 Shannon Stakes (1500m) for 3YO+, defeating Mighty Lucky & Imposing Lass. Washington Heights, who had a brief four-race stint in Hong Kong, improved his record to 5 wins and 4 placings (including the Gr3 San Domenico Stakes & Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes) from 14 starts for $785,824 in earnings. Washington Heights was purchased by David Raphael for $300,000 at the 2013 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Widden Stud.

Bonneval Wins Gr2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes

Monday, 11th September 2017

At Moonee Valley in Melbourne, Westbury Stud's three-time Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) added a Group success when 4YO bay mare Bonneval (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel) opened her spring campaign with an impressive first-up win in the $250,000 Gr2 Dato' Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+, defeating Abbey Marie & Rhythm To Spare. Bonneval, who was purchased by Baker Racing for $150,000 at the 2015 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Westbury Stud, improved her record to 6 wins (including the Gr1 Australian Oaks, Gr1 New Zealand Oaks, Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic & Gr3 Hawkes Bay Lowland Stakes) and 1 placing (the Gr3 WRC Desert Gold Stakes) from 9 starts for $1,130,469 in earnings. The well-bred Bonneval is a full sister to Gr3 winner Imposing Lass and a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from the Zabeel mare Imposingly, a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel). This was a terrific return by Bonneval whose primary spring target is the $3.1 million Gr1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) on 21 October. "We thought that if she could be running on for fifth of sixth we'd be happy but she's got that electric sprint in the finish," co-trainer Murray Baker told racing.com. "She's targeting that Caulfield Cup but we'll just wait to map out her next race. She's a good filly, very honest, and she's got a bit of that Zabeel in her because she's tough and she kicks at the finish."

Lubiton Wins Listed Mona Lisa Stakes

Monday, 4th September 2017

At Wyong last Friday, Arrowfield's reigning Champion Australian Sire Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) added a new stakes-winner when improving 4YO mare Lubiton (Snitzel-Rosa Stellata, by Zabeel) scored by 0.8-length for trainer Bjorn Baker in the $126,700 Listed Mona Lisa Stakes (1350m) for fillies & mares. Giving Baker the race quinella, 5YO mare Imposing Lass finished ahead of 6YO mare Hetty Heights to fill the placings. Following her first up win at Canterbury, her first since running in the Gr1 Australian Oaks, Lubiton took her record to 4 wins & 4 placings from 13 starts for $229,850 earnings. A $150,000 weanling sold by Bell View Park Stud at the 2014 Inglis Sydney Weanling Sale where she was pinhooked by Newgate Farm, Lubiton was subsequently a $250,000 Inglis Easter Yearling in 2014.

Sweet Redemption Wins Gr3 Toy Show

Monday, 21st August 2017

Providing Arrowfield Stud's high-flying Champion stallion Snitzel (Redoute's Choice-Snippets' Lass, by Snippets) with another group winner for the afternoon, 5YO mare Sweet Redemption (Snitzel-Redeeming Lass, by Red Ranssom) held off a late charge by Euro Angel and Imposing Lass in the $150,000 Gr3 Toy Show Quality (1300m) for mares 4YO & older. Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, this was Sweet Redemption's second stakes win and took her record to 6 wins (also including the Gr3 Festival Stakes last December) and 9 placings (including the Gr3 Summoned Stakes, Gr3 Alexandra Stakes, Listed Brisbane Handicap & Listed Tasmanian Oaks) from 22 starts for $389,935 earnings. Sweet Redemption is a daughter of Gr1 Flight Stakes winner Danglissa, and was purchased by Round Table Racing/James Harron Bloodstock for $120,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Bell View Park Stud.

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Sweet Redemption now has two stakes victories (pic: Steve Hart)

Bonneval Wins Gr1 Australian Oaks

Monday, 10th April 2017

On day two of The Championships at Royal Randwick in Sydney, Westbury Stud's three-time Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) celebrated an elite success when 3YO filly Bonneval (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel) coasted to an impressive 4.5 length win for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the $1 million Gr1 Australian Oaks (2400m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Perfect Rhyme (Poet's Voice-Dagmar, by Danehill) & Lasqueti Spirit (Beneteau-Supriym Story, by General Nediym). Bonneval, who was purchased by Baker Racing for $150,000 at the 2015 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Westbury Stud, improved her record to 5 wins (including the Gr1 New Zealand Oaks, Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic & Gr3 Hawkes Bay Lowland Stakes) and 1 placing (the Gr3 WRC Desert Gold Stakes) from 8 starts for $978,969 earnings. The well-bred Bonneval is a full sister to Gr3 winner Imposing Lass and a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from Imposingly (Zabeel), a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel). Co-trainer Murray Baker, who has now won more Gr1 races in Australia than any other New Zealand trainer, said Bonneval could develop into a genuine weight-for-age mare in the spring. "I really think she might be better than just a handicapper in the spring, I think she could develop in to a weight-for-age horse," Baker told AAP. "She is very good and that was a brilliant ride by Hugh Bowman, he is so patient."

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Bonneval (image: Steve Hart)

Bonneval Wins Gr1 New Zealand Oaks

Monday, 20th March 2017

At Trentham racecourse in New Zealand, Westbury Stud's three-time Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) celebrated an elite success when 3YO filly Bonneval (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel) scored by 0.5 length for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the $300,000 Gr1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Devise (Darci Brahma-Doneze Girl, by Volksraad) & Savvy Dreams (Savabeel-Elusive Dreams, by Elusive City). Bonneval, who was purchased by Baker Racing for $150,000 at the 2015 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Westbury Stud, improved her record to 4 wins (including the Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic & Gr3 Hawkes Bay Lowland Stakes) and 1 placing (the Gr3 WRC Desert Gold Stakes) from 7 starts for $301,500 earnings. The well-bred Bonneval is a full sister to Gr3 winner Imposing Lass and a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from Imposingly (Zabeel), a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel). Co-trainer Andrew Forsman commented: "She's a beautiful filly and she doesn't need to do any more this preparation," Forsman told NZ Racing Desk. "She's only going to get better as an older mare as well." Bonneval classic win also saw her crowned the New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year.

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Oaks Heroine Crowned NZB Filly of the Year

Monday, 20th March 2017

Bonneval (Makfi) was crowned the 2016-17 New Zealand Bloodstock Filly of the Year when she won Saturday's Gr1 New Zealand Oaks (2400m) at Trentham. The Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman-trained filly began her rise with a placing in the Gr3 Desert Gold Stakes (1600m) at Trentham in late January. Since then she has put together successive victories in the Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies' Classic (2000m) at Trentham, the Gr3 Lowland Stakes (2100m) at Hastings and a crowning glory in Saturday's New Zealand Oaks. "She's a beautiful filly," Forsman said. "She was a standout when Murray and the guys bought her at the sales and she's gone on with it." He added: "She doesn't necessarily need to do any more this preparation, we'll just get her home and see how she is. She's only going to get better as an older mare." Bred by City Bloodstock, Bonneval was purchased by Baker Racing for $150,000 at the 2015 Premier Sale at Karaka. She is a full-sister to the Group winner Imposing Lass and a half-sister to the Group winners Full of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke of Marmalade). Bonneval finished with an imposing tally of 27.5 points. Volpe Veloce (Foxwedge) was second with 14, while Oaks runner-up Devise was third with 13.5 points.

Bonneval Wins Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic

Monday, 13th February 2017

At Te Rapa in New Zealand, Westbury Stud's three-time Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) added a Group success when 3YO filly Bonneval (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel) scored by a head for trainers Murray Baker & Andrew Forsman in the $100,000 Gr2 Sir Tristram Fillies Classic (2000m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow filly and stable-mate Nicoletta (Savabeel-Celtic Crown, by Doneraile Court ) & Devise (Darci Brahma-Doneze Girl, by Volksraad ). Bonneval, who was purchased by Baker Racing for $150,000 at the 2015 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Westbury Stud, improved her record to 2 wins and 1 placing (the Gr3 WRC Desert Gold Stakes) from 5 starts for $82,750 earnings. Murray Baker knew the only way to try and end the winning streak of Volpe Veloce at Te Rapa was to ensure the Sir Tristram Fillies' Classic was run at a genuine tempo, reports NZ Racing Desk. "We knew the only way we could beat her was to make it a staying test - Volpe Veloce is an outstanding filly and she'd won seven straight. I can't recall that being done since Sunline," Baker said. Bonneval had been set alight by Matt Cameron 700 metres from home and the Makfi filly was able to sustain a long run to earn a head decision over her barn mate. "She's a very good filly and both of them [Bonneval & Nicoletta] will be heading to Trentham for the Oaks [Gr1 New Zealand Oaks]," Baker said. The well-bred Bonneval is a full sister to Gr3 winner Imposing Lass and a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from Imposingly (Zabeel), a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel).

Imposing Lass Wins Gr3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes

Monday, 16th January 2017

At Gosford racecourse on the NSW Central Coast, Westbury Stud's three-time Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) added a Group success when 4YO filly Imposing Lass (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel) scored by 1 length for trainer Bjorn Baker in the $150,000 Gr3 Belle Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) for 3YO+ fillies & mares, over fellow 4YO mare Queen Of Wands (Not a Single Doubt-She's Warrego, by Giant's Causeway) & fellow 4YO mare and stable-mate Sewreel (Savabeel-Haberdashery, by Pins). A NZ$120,000 purchase by Paul Willets at the 2014 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Westbury Stud, Imposing Lass improved her record to 5 wins (including the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet) and 3 placings (including the Gr2 The Roses) from 10 starts for $292,525 earnings. The well-bred Imposing Lass is a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from the Zabeel mare Imposingly, a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel).

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Makfi Japan Bound

Monday, 10th October 2016

Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) has been sold to Japanese interests and will travel to Japan when he fulfils his southern hemisphere commitments at Westbury Stud in New Zealand. The three-time Gr1 European winner will stand next year in Japan following a sale by Qatar Bloodstock to the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (JBBA). Russell Warwick, General Manager at Westbury Stud, said: "It will be very sad to lose Makfi from the Southern Hemisphere breeding world as he has made an immediate impact with his progeny, firstly through his son Marky Mark, the Champion two-year-old of 2015, and more recently his daughter Sofia Rosa, who was a comprehensive winner of the ATC Oaks and was awarded the title of New Zealand Filly of the Year in 2016; while Hursley, Imposing Lass, and Raw Impulse have all won stakes races in Australia." Purchased by Qatar Bloodstock at the end of his racing career, Makfi initially stood at Tweenhills in England and shuttled annually to Westbury Stud in New Zealand.

Queensland Oaks Field & Barrier Draw

Thursday, 2nd June 2016

The final field has been declared and the barrier draw conducted for the $500,000 Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) to be run at Eagle Farm this Saturday. This year's winter classic is shaping as one of the most open renewals in history, with as many as four fillies sharing favouritism for the race. Dawnie Perfect, Falkenberg, Imposing Lass and Romantic Maid all occupy the first line of betting at $7, with Provocative and Ambience next best at $8 and $10 respectively. The 2016 Queensland Oaks field is:

1. AMBIENCE (John O'Shea-James McDonald) 56.5kg (21)

2. CHABAUD (Robert Smerdon-James Orman) 56.5kg (14)

3. KEBEDE (Matthew Dunn-Jim Byrne) 56.5kg (5)

4. IMPOSING LASS (Bjorn Baker-Jason Collett) 56.5kg (10)

5. BELUGA BLUE (Leon Macdonald & Andrew Gluyas-G Colless) 56.5kg (7)

6. SEBRING SALLY (Chris Waller-Hugh Bowman) 56.5kg (19)

7. SELF ESTEEM (Peter & Paul Snowden-Tim Clark) 56.5kg (4)

8. ALASKAN ROSE (Michael Moroney-Robbie Fradd) 56.5kg (12)

9. QUEEN OF WANDS (Clarry Conners-Michael Cahill) 56.5kg (8)

10. DAWNIE PERFECT (Clarry Conners-Kerrin McEvoy) 56.5kg (22)

11. ASHLEE MARIE (Richard Laming-Darren Gauci) 56.5kg (1)

12. FALKENBERG (Peter & Paul Snowden-Blake Shinn) 56.5kg (3)

13. TAP THIS (Peter & Paul Snowden-C Reith) 56.5kg (13)

14. TAVI BAY (Henry Dwyer-Damian Browne) 56.5kg (16)

15. ROMANTIC MAID (Roger James-Sam Clipperton) 56.5kg (15)

16. DULVERTON (Robert Smerdon-Mark Zahra) 56.5kg (2)

17. ZASORCERESS (Jason Warren-Daniel Griffin) 56.5kg (17)

18. MOUNT OMEI (Chris Waller-Chris Symons) 56.5kg (11)

19e. PROVOCATIVE (Tony Pike-Leith Innes) 56.5kg (20)

20e. SAHARA SIREN (Alan L Jones-Brad Pengelly) 56.5kg (18)

21e. MERU (Pat Carey) 56.5kg (9)

22e. ZAFIKI (Robert Smerdon) 56.5kg (6)

Kiwis Chasing Oaks Honours

Thursday, 2nd June 2016

New Zealand-bred fillies will be strongly represented in Saturday's Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm, reports NZ Racing Desk. Chabaud, Imposing Lass, Alaskan Rose, Tavi Bay and Zasorceress are all in mix for winter classic honours, while Provocative and Zafiki are among the emergencies hoping to gain a start. The Roger James-trained Romantic Maid, a last-start winner in Sydney for the Cambridge horseman, is another Kiwi hope for classic success.

Kebede Wins Gr2 The Roses

Monday, 23rd May 2016

At Doomben racecourse in Brisbane, Arrowfield Stud's multiple Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) added a Group success when 3YO filly Kebede (Redoute's Choice-Desert Fight, by Hussonet) scored by 0.2-length for trainer Matthew Dunn in the $175,000 Gr2 The Roses (2000m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Sebring Sally (Sebring-Donna Amata, by Anabaa) & Imposing Lass (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel). Kebede, who advanced her record to 4 wins and 2 placings (including the Listed GCTC Gold Coast Bracelet) from 9 starts for $198,460 earnings, will now head to the Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on 4 June. "It's pretty hard for us to match the southerners with our horses, but since I jumped on this horse she has always earmarked herself for an Oaks," jockey Jim Byrne told Sky Racing. "She has put herself straight into Oaks contention and I really think that she is a live chance." Kebede, who is a full-sister to former high class 3YO and now Arrowfield stallion Panzer Division, was an $80,000 purchase at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the draft of Lustre Lodge.

Doomben Group Double For Redoute's Choice

Monday, 23rd May 2016

Big race doubles are a feature of the Redoute's Choice story, but Arrowfield's champion sire has outdone himself this month with two same-track, same-day Group doubles in a fortnight.  Abbey Marie (Gr1 Australasian Oaks) & Into The Mist (Gr2 Queen of the South Stakes) obliged at Morphettville on 7 May, and on Saturday 3YOs Kebede & Counterattack added the first Doomben Group race double to Redoute's Choice's record. Kebede completed the first part of a long-term plan for trainer Matthew Dunn and his fellow owners when she strode to victory in the $175,000 BRC The Roses 2000m G2, defeating Sebring Sally and the favourite Imposing Lass. Dunn said, "She's done an amazing job and we've earmarked this race and the Oaks from the time we bought her. I thought any races she won on the way through to the Oaks would be a bonus." Kebede is now listed as a $12 chance for the $500,000 Queensland Oaks G1 on 4 June. The 3YO filly is the 133rd stakeswinner by Redoute's Choice and the 15th stakeswinner to represent him worldwide this season. Bred by Brent & Judy Hudson and bought by Neil Jenkinson for $80,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Sale, Kebede is out of Champion Chilean 2YO Filly Desert Fight (by Hussonet), making her a full sister of Arrowfield's freshman sire Panzer Division. Now part of the Arrowfield broodmare band, Desert Fight has a weanling filly by Redoute's Choice and is in foal to Snitzel. The Redoute's Choice x Hussonet cross is proving sensational, throwing four Group winners (dual Group 1 winner Majmu, Kebede, Panzer Division & Honesty Prevails) and Group-placed Regatta Rebel from only eight named foals. Like Kebede, Counterattack has an accomplished sibling and a Gr1 target at Eagle Farm in June. The half-brother of dual Gr1 winner Red Tracer booked a berth in the $1.5 million Gr1 Stradbroke Handicap on 11 June when he overcame a wide trip to win the Gr3 BRC Fred Best Classic (1350m). Jockey James MacDonald likes his chances. "He was strong through the line at the end of 1350 metres today and he's right on track for the Stradbroke. You need a horse with plenty of strength to win that race and he's exactly the right type especially with the big weight drop in his favour." Counterattack's super-consistent record this season for owner-breeders Geoff & Mary Grimish and trainer Chris Waller also includes two Listed wins in Sydney and a third in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes last Spring.

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Redoute's Choice (image: Bronwen Healy)

Best Yet To Come From Lass: Baker

Tuesday, 10th May 2016

Bjorn Baker is confident the winning run of talented New Zealand-bred filly Imposing Lass can continue, reports NZ Racing Desk. The 3YO Makfi filly registered the first stakes victory of her career when scoring a front-running win in the Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday. Her primary winter target is the Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on 4 June. "I can promise you there is more to come for Imposing Lass,'' the expatriate Kiwi trainer said. "She is a very game horse who makes her own luck out in front." Baker added: "But I can assure you she is not one-dimensional and she can definitely take a sit in her races if we want her to." Imposing Lass is a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from the Zabeel mare Imposingly, a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel).

Imposing Lass Wins Listed Gold Coast Bracelet

Monday, 9th May 2016

At the Gold Coast in Queensland, Westbury Stud's three-time Gr1-winning shuttle stallion Makfi (Dubawi-Dhelaal, by Green Desert) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Imposing Lass (Makfi-Imposingly, by Zabeel) scored by 0.5-length for trainer Bjorn Baker in the $125,000 Listed Gold Coast Bracelet (1800m) for 3YO fillies, over fellow fillies Self Esteem (Stratum-Sounds Assertive, by Zeditave) & Kebede (Redoute's Choice-Desert Fight, by Hussonet). A NZ$120,000 purchase by Paul Willets at the 2014 NZB Premier Yearling Sale from the draft of Westbury Stud, Imposing Lass took her record to 4 wins and 1 placing from 5 starts for $168,275 earnings. Her primary winter target is the Gr1 Queensland Oaks (2400m) at Eagle Farm on 4 June. The well-bred Imposing Lass is a half-sister to Gr3 winners Full Of Spirit (Flying Spur) and Lady Cumquat (Duke Of Marmalade) from the Zabeel mare Imposingly, a three-quarter sister to New Zealand Derby winner St Reims and Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes winner and Melbourne Cup runner-up Champagne (both by Zabeel).