Fifth Winner for Instinction
Mark Smith - Sunday, 18 June 2017

All Too Hard was not the only first crop stallion with a winning double on the weekend; the feat was equalled by Sun Stud's Instinction.

The Kevin Hansen-trained Lota Creek Gold started the ball rolling when winning a two-year-old maiden over 1200 metres at Rockhampton on Saturday.

Making his second start, Lota Creek Gold cleared away to win by three lengths.

A $10,000 Magic Millions weanling, Lota Creek Gold is out of the unraced Don Eduardo mare Remembering, a half-sister to stakes-placed Howbaddouneedit from the family of Prized Gem and Nom du Jeu.


At Port Macquarie on Sunday, Neil Godbolt's Our Instinct made every post a winner under Belinda Hodder at odds of $41 in a maiden over 1210m.

A $30,000 purchase by his trainer from the Eliza Park International draft at the 2016 Magic Millions March Yearling Sale, Our Instinct is the second foal of the twice winning Distant Music mare Polythene Pam who hails from the family of Sovereign Slipper.

The winning double takes Instinction's number of winners to five keeping the son of Exceed And Excel in the top five first season stallions. 

A half-brother to Group II winner Into the Mist, out of Group II winning dam, De Lago Mist (Encosta de Lago), Instinction stands for a fee of $3,850 in 2017 at Sun Stud, Queensland.  

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