Overshare's Lady Laguna Earns a Wild Card to Magic Millions

Mark Smith - Saturday December 30

Never further back than third at her last eight starts, Lady Laguna reserves her best for Queensland, and the daughter of Overshare was a most deserved winner of Saturday’s Listed Magic Millions Nudgee Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.

Lady Laguna books a ticket to the Gold Coast (image Annabel Neasham)

Given a rails-hugging ride by Tyler Schiller, the Annabel Neasham-trained mare defeated Chinny Boom (Spirit Of Boom) by length, with Comrade Rosa (Capitalist) back in third.

With her second stakes success, Lady Laguna advances her record to four wins, four seconds, and six thirds from 20 starts with earnings of $738,000.

The victory earned a wildcard for the $1 million Magic Millions Fillies & Mares at the Gold Coast.

“I’m so excited; I just love this little mare,” Neasham said.

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uo;She is so tough. If you go through her record, it is unbelievable,

“She has so much black-type, and she loves Queensland. This is her second stakes, and I’m so pleased for OTI, who are big supporters.

“Terry Henderson picked her out himself out of the paddock at Spendthrift.

“I didn’t think she was eligible for the wild card and Terry said he thinks she is, and when finding out she is eligible, put her on the truck.”

Bred by Spendthrift Australia, Lady Laguna is the best of two winners from three to race for the Encosta De Lago mare Catalina de Lago, a half-sister to Group II winner She Will Be Loved (Strategic) and to the dam of Group III winner Luke’s Luck (Show A Heart).

Catalina de Lago went through the 2022 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale. Consigned by Newgate she was sold to Kingstar Farm for $180,000 in foal to Overshare. She slipped that foal and slipped again in 2022.

The family is well represented at the sales in 2024.

Overshare (I Am Invincible) stands at Widden Stud for $8,800.

 

 

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Race Result - Magic Millions Nudgee Stakes LR 1200m

Doomben Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:09.31
1
Lady Laguna
- 4m Overshare (AUS) x Catalina De Lago (NZ) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Tnr: Annabel Neasham Rdr: Tyler Schiller 56.5
Overshare
2
0.8
Chinny Boom
- 4m Spirit Of Boom (AUS) x Imanoremiss (AUS) (Made Of Gold (USA))
Tnr: Clinton Taylor Rdr: Justin P Stanley 55.5
Spirit Of Boom
3
1.4
Comrade Rosa
- 5m Capitalist (AUS) x No Looking Back (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: Ryan Maloney 58.5
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Seller: Kitchwin Hills, Scone
Buyer: Peachester Lodge
4
1.5
Extremist
- 5m Extreme Choice (AUS) x Rubinacci (AUS) (Johannesburg (USA))
Tnr: R L Heathcote Rdr: R Dolan 56.5
5
1.8
Willinga Beast
- 4m Snitzel (AUS) x Time Check (USA) (Shamardal (USA))
Tnr: K A Lees Rdr: A Mallyon 55.5
6
1.9
Parisal
- 4m Astern (AUS) x Circular (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Tnr: James Cummings Rdr: B Shinn 58
7
2.4
Essonne
- 5m Reliable Man (GB) x Riviere (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: Richard Litt Rdr: Craig Williams 56.5
8
2.5
Enterprise Pomme
- 5m Spill The Beans (AUS) x Our Sweet Moss (AUS) (Mossman (AUS))
Tnr: S O'Dea & M Hoysted Rdr: Cejay Graham 55.5
9
4.4
Better Get Set
- 6m Better Than Ready (AUS) x Ridolfi (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: S O'Dea & M Hoysted Rdr: Ben Thompson 56.5
10
5.2
Russian Warrior
- 4m Russian Revolution (AUS) x French Fern (AUS) (Lope De Vega (IRE))
Tnr: Ms P Barron Rdr: E Chaves 55.5
11
5.3
Barossa Rosa
- 6m Adelaide (IRE) x Androssa (AUS) (Testa Rossa (AUS))
Tnr: T J Bartley Rdr: M Rodd 56.5
12
5.4
Jayanthi
- 5m Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Brahmagiri (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Tnr: S O'Dea & M Hoysted Rdr: Martin Harley 55.5
13
5.8
Kir Royale
- 5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Champagne Cath (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
Tnr: C J Waller Rdr: M R Du Plessis 55.5
14
8.8
Mishani Royale
- 3f Kobayashi (AUS) x Girl In A Million (AUS) (Your Song (AUS))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: S T Collett 53
15
9.4
La Soeur
- 4m Zoustar (AUS) x Beethog (AUS) (Shovhog (AUS))
Tnr: G R Ryan Rdr: Angela Jones 55.5
16
17.4
Authentic Jewel
- 5m I Am Invincible (AUS) x Gold And Diamonds (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Tnr: T J Gollan Rdr: Damien Thornton 55.5
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