Southern Lad Breaks Drought With Stakes Win



It had been more than 500 days since Southern Lad had been in the winners circle when saluting at Randwick in January 2020 but he made a fashionable return when taking out the Listed Ramornie Handicap at Grafton on Wednesday. It was a well deserved first stakes victory for the 6YO son of Ocean Park who has been a model of consistency throughout his career. “Southern Lad deserved that win. He’d had a few stakes placings and has run just behind horses like Masked Crusader and Classique Legend.” commented trainer John O'Shea.

Aided by a 10/10 ride from Christian Reith, Southern Lad jumped well from barrier 3 to settle mid-field off a hot tempo. Reith popped off the fence just before the home turn ensuring he gave Southern Lad plenty of room down the straight where he fought out the finish with the heavily backed Phobetor, putting a 2 length gap on the rest of the field. "He was the winner a long way from home" commented Reith after the win. "He travelled so beautifully throughout and was just too strong when challenged by the second horse."

Southern Lad was purchased for $75,000 out of the Bhima Thoroughbreds draft at the 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale. He has now earned his connection $600,000 in prize money from 32 . career starts. Congratulations Mperezive Racing, Mr G C Green, Mrs J S Willis, Mr B Quinlan, Mr J A Denny, Mr S Bunt, Mr S Thatcher, Mr D H Long, Mr G R Tomlinson, Mr R M Farrar, Tab Rewards, Ms K J Mcdougall, Miss J M Petrie, Mr C Hodgkinson, Mr S A Mccormack, Mr D Steffel



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