Southern Lad Nails Rivals For Fifth Career Win



It was a case of all the stars aligning for consistent galloper Southern Lad at Randwick on Saturday. The 5YO son of Ocean Park has been faced with wide draws all preparation when placing on two occasions this preparation. Southern Lad returned to winning form from barrier 2 in the field of 7 runners and was aided by a 10/10 ride by visiting UK jockey Tom Marquand. He settled beautifully in the box seat behind race favourite Special Reward and last start winner Passage Of Time before gaining clear running around the turn and knuckling down for a 1 length victory.

"I galloped him the other day and he worked very well so I was confident he was one of my better rides today." commented Marquand after the win.

Saturday's win was Southern Lad's fifth career victory from just 17 starts, earning his connestions just shy of $300,000 in prize money. He was purchased from the 2016 Inglis Easter Sale from the Bhima Stud Draft for $75,000 and is raced by Champion Thoroughbreds, Mr J N Allen, Mperezive, 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

Congratulations to all involved!


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