85th Stakes Winner for Lonhro

Mark Smith - Sunday September 22

A bit of shrewd placing by the Godolphin team resulted in the 5-year-old Lonhro mare Soothing earning a valuable black-type win in Saturday's Listed W H Wylie Hcp (1100m) at Morphettville.

The James Cummings-trained mare was coming off a second in the Group III Toy Show Quality at Randwick at her most recent start.

The close relation to Black Caviar had to do it the hard way by coming from the tail of the field, charging home in the closing stages under Raquel Clark to defeat Gift Of Power (Power) by a length and three quarters, with Schilldora (Artie Schiller) a further two and a half lengths back in third.

The Godolphin homebred advances her record to 6 wins, 2 seconds and 1 third from 16 starts with earnings of $313,175.

She is the third of five foals left by the Bel Esprit mare Dreamy before her death in March 2017.

A $240,000 purchase by Woodlands Stud at the 2007 Easter Yearling Sale, Dreamy is not only by Black Caviar's sire Bel Esprit but she is out of the stakes-placed Song Of The Sun (Desert Sun) who is a three-quarter sister to Helsinge the dam of the unbeaten Black Caviar and the champion All Too Hard.

The final foal of Dreamy is the unraced 3yo Helmet colt Impassive.

Soothing becomes the 85th stakes-winner for Lonhro who is standing his 16thseason at Darley's Kelvinside base in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $77,000.

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