Wandjina Filly Posts Hat-Trick at Randwick

Tara Madgwick - Sunday June 7

Progressive Wandjina filly Wandabaa posted her third consecutive metropolitan win when scoring a tenacious victory at Randwick on Saturday.

Wandabaa wins at Randwick - three in a row! - image Steve Hart

Allowed to settle at the tail of the field by Louise Day after drawing wide, Wandabaa unwound a powerful finish to surge home and win the Benchmark 78 event over 1200m by a short neck.

The Kris Lees trained filly won her first three starts last year in country and provincial races, but has really come of age this preparation making the transition to metropolitan company and now a Saturday win.


A $36,000 Inglis Classic purchase from the Ascot Park draft for Australian Bloodstock, Wandabaa has won six of 11 starts earning over $226,000 for her lucky team of owners.

She was bred by Bob Hannon and is a half-sister to Group III placed Seewhatshebrings being the fourth winner from Mabkhara, a half-sister to Group III placed Lucky Eighty Eight from the family of Group I winners Rewaaya and Sense of Occasion.

Wandabaa is one of a string of good winners this year for Wandjina, who is available at the early bird special discounted fee of $5,500 at Newgate Farm.



Race Result - Vale Darby McCarthy (Bm78) 1200m

Randwick Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:13.29
T: K A Lees J: Ms L Day 57
3f Wandjina (AUS) x Mabkhara (AUS) (Anabaa (USA))
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 59
4m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Vital Mist (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: Jean Van Overmeire 59.5
4m Poet's Voice (GB) x Segolene (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Miss Scorcher
T: G W Murray J: R Dolan 58.5
4m Fighting Sun (AUS) x Special Mention (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $18,000
V:Eureka Stud Cambooya Qld
B: Hallmark Stud
Jay Jay D'Ar
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 58
4m Pins (AUS) x Somethymesoon (NZ) (Postponed (USA))
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 58
4m Choisir (AUS) x Milzeel (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
High Low Bet
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 58.5
5m High Chaparral (IRE) x We Betcha (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Snow Valley
T: M J Dunn J: A Hyeronimus 57
4m Snitzel (AUS) x Deer Valley (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
It's So Obvious
T: G McFarlane J: Chris C Williams 57
7m Krupt (AUS) x Self Evident (AUS) (Umatilla (NZ))
Spanish Dream
T: W P Cave J: Rachel King 58
5m Lope De Vega (IRE) x Daydream Express (AUS) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
T: Bjorn Baker J: N Rawiller 58.5
6m Dylan Thomas (IRE) x Young And Free (AUS) (Kenmare (FR))
Slow Burn
T: L J Bridge J: Tim Clark 58.5
6m Duporth (AUS) x Hot Flash (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
T: James Cummings J: J Bowman 59.5
3f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Neroli (AUS) (Viscount (AUS))
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