Pierata Filly Carravilla Makes Winning Debut at Doomben

Mark Smith - Wednesday April 17

Despite being easy in betting, Carravilla made a winning debut over 1100m at Doomben on Wednesday in the manner of a promising filly and rang up the fifth first-crop winner for Pierata.

Ridden by Samantha Collett for Chris Munce, Carravilla enjoyed the run of the race behind the leaders La Cometa and Tessatori. Collaring that pair at the 200m, the daughter of Pierata broke clear to defeat the fast-finishing Star Witness debutant Provance by one and a quarter lengths, with the La Roca first-starter La Cometa hanging on for third.


favourite Sole Pursuit was scratched at the barrier when refusing to load.

Bred by Laurel Oak Bloodstock, Goodwood Farm, Rhiannon Bloodstock, and D & C Jeffery, Carravilla was a $130,000 purchase for her trainer from the Goodwood Farm draft at the 2023 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale.

Carravilla a $130,000 Inglis Classic yearling

She is the second winner from as many to race for the lightly raced Ocean Park mare Tinto Fino, who Laurel Oak Bloodstock purchased for $110,000 at the 2017 NZB Premier Yearling Sale.

Tinto Fino’s first foal, Edited By (Written By) has been an impressive winner at his last two starts at Newcastle for Michael Freedman.

From the family of the champion Triscay, Tinto Fino has a yearling filly by North Pacific. After foaling a brother to Carravilla last spring, Tinto Fino visited Prague.

 Carravilla is the fifth winner for Yulong’s Pierata and his fourth in Australia, behind Brutal, Tassort, and Zousain with five, his stablemate Alabama Express (6), and Too Darn Hot (7).



Race Result - Stradbroke Season Book Now Mdn Plate 1110m

Doomben Track: Good(4) Time: 1:04.74
- 2f Pierata (AUS) x Tinto Fino (NZ) (Ocean Park (NZ))
Tnr: Chris Munce Rdr: S T Collett 56
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $130,000
Seller: Goodwood Farm, Murrurundi
Buyer: Munce Racing Pty Ltd
- 2c Star Witness (AUS) x Prevalent (USA) (Empire Maker (USA))
Tnr: David Vandyke Rdr: Ryan Maloney 58
MM Gold Coast March Yearling Sale $0
Seller: Yarramalong Park, Kalbar, Qld
Buyer: Psd $50000 Res $60000
La Cometa
- 2f El Roca (AUS) x Itsy Bitsy (NZ) (Ocean Park (NZ))
Tnr: S A Dwyer Rdr: J Byrne 56
- 2f Territories (IRE) x Latvian Amber (AUS) (Stratum (AUS))
Tnr: Chris Meagher Rdr: Melea Castle 53
- 2g Divine Prophet (AUS) x Snitzel Music (AUS) (Snitzel (AUS))
Tnr: D L Freedman Rdr: R Dolan 58
Valley Of Owls
- 2f Invader (AUS) x Tambo's Jewel (AUS) (Oratorio (IRE))
Tnr: Ryan Tyrell Rdr: Dale Smith 56
Mishani Destiny
- 2g Sun City (AUS) x Mishani Forbidden (AUS) (Nothing To Lose (USA))
Tnr: L G Ross Rdr: James Orman 58
- 2g Better Than Ready (AUS) x Hurl (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Tnr: K M Schweida Rdr: M Rodd 58
- 2f Better Than Ready (AUS) x Real Pink (AUS) (Real Saga (AUS))
Tnr: K M Schweida Rdr: Damien Thornton 56
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