Kementari's Sister Opens Her Account at Randwick

Mark Smith - Wednesday July 21

After disappointing at her first start behind the smart Four Moves Ahead back in January, the royally bred Lonhro filly Laurelin made no mistake at her second in Wednesday’s Darley Supporting Catwalk Maiden (1100m) on the Kensington track at Randwick.

Given a positive ride by James McDonald, Laurelin took control at the 300m before holding the challenge of the fast-finishing Sebring filly Ringarosa by three-quarters of a length with a further two and a quarter lengths back to the Flying Artie filly Ruby Kisses in third.

Sent off as the favourite following a dominant win in a barrier trial at Gosford on May 7, Laurelin impressed James McDonald.

“She is a super filly. She is going to go on to bigger and better things,” McDonald said.

“The way she executed was nice. She got into a nice rhythm, albeit off a quick tempo. I couldn’t believe the kick she gave off that. It’s a sign of a very nice horse.  

“She has had a good grounding to perform like that off a six-month break.

“She has a beautiful pedigree and will live up to it.”


A sister to Group 1 winner Kementari and a half to Listed winner Telperion, Laurelin is the sixth foal of top-producing Redoute’s Choice mare Yavanna.

Laurelin was the subject of a ‘Best on Breeding' before her first start, which can be viewed here.

 A daughter of the dual Group III winner Wild Queen (Loup Sauvage), who Darley purchased as a yearling for $260,000, Yavanna has a yearling sister to Laurelin named Valier and was covered by Too Darn Hot (GB) last spring.


Race Result - Darley Supporting Catwalk Mdn 1100m

Randwick-Kensington Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:03.42
T: James Cummings J: J B Mc Donald 56
2f Lonhro (AUS) x Yavanna (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
T: G Portelli J: Ellen Hennessy 53
2f Sebring (AUS) x Delorosa (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Elite Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Ruby Kisses
T: G Ryan & S Alexiou J: J Innes Jnr 56
2f Flying Artie (AUS) x Kiss The Daddy (USA) (Scat Daddy (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: Equi-Com Syndications
Williams Bay
T: R & M Freedman J: B Avdulla 56
2f Capitalist (AUS) x Sky Treasure (USA) (Sky Mesa (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
B: Will Johnson Bloodstock
In The Blink
T: K A Lees J: Regan Bayliss 56
2f Pierro (AUS) x Burnished (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 $120,000
V:Armidale Stud, Carrick, Tas
B: Prime Thoroughbreds Pty Ltd
Beep Test
T: J A O'Shea J: Tommy Berry 56
2f All Too Hard (AUS) x Love Shuttle (AUS) (Zizou (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Turangga Farm, Scone
B: John O'Shea Racing Pty Ltd
T: Matthew Smith J: Ms K O'Hara 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Miss Beauty World (AUS) (God's Own (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Kitchwin Hills, Scone
B: Matthew Smith Racing / John Foote Bloodstock
Typhoon Taavi
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x My Amelia (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Sneaky Paige
T: Mark Newnham J: J Parr 56
2f Deep Field (AUS) x Manandro Girl (AUS) (Choisir (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley, NSW
B: Greenhaven Park Stud/Lustre Lodge
MM National Weanling Sale $70,000
V:Kingstar Farm Denman NSW
B: Astute Bloodstock (FBAA)
T: P & P Snowden J: K Mc Evoy 56
2f Snitzel (AUS) x Ichihara (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
Our Belle Fille
T: Peter Robl J: S Clipperton 56
2f Reliable Man (GB) x Rose Of Fire (NZ) (Swiss Ace (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $60,000
V:Kiltannon Stables, Cambridge, NZ
B: J Baldacchino
Great Mystery
T: C E Conners J: G Boss 56
2f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Dawnie Perfect (AUS) (Big Brown (USA))
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