Spanish Reef Wins Gr3 Schweppervescence Trophy

Monday, 12th March 2018

At Flemington in Melbourne, French 2000 Guineas & French Derby-winning shuttler Lope De Vega (Shamardal-Lady Vettori, by Vettori) added a Group race success when 4YO mare Spanish Reef (Lope de Vega-Lemon Reef, by Lemon Drop Kid) sat on a moderate speed and sprinted clear of her rivals to win the $150,000 Gr3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) with something in hand over Samovare & Jester Halo. Spanish Reef took her record to 4 wins and 5 placings from 12 starts for $298,700 earnings. She was a bargain $12,500 2014 Magic Millions Patinack Farm Dispersal Sale yearling purchase and descends from a US family that includes Gr3 winning second dam Storm Dream and UK Gr3 winning middle-distance gelding Border Arrow.