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LA in Thick of Matamata Action

Sunday, 28 February 2021 08:50

LA were in the thick end of the action in a number of the feature races on Matamata’s Breeders Stakes Day on Saturday.

In the days feature, the Group 2 1200m J Swap Contractors Matamata Breeders Stakes, Beldarra (Hinchinbrook-Inside Line by Sebring) finished a game third, only a length from the winner. The China Horse Club bred filly was a $115,000 purchase by Cambridge Stud from LA’s 2020 Karaka Book 1 draft. Beldarra joins stakes winner and Karaka Million place getter Avonallo as graduates of LA’s 2020 Karaka draft. 

The thoroughly genuine Pep Torque (Nadeem-Cosmic Flight by Star Way) became Nadeem’s 30th stakes performer with his second placing in the Listed 2000m Matamata Veterinary Kaimai Stakes.

After attracting a high-class field of mares including Group 1 winner Concert Hall, black-type status looks inevitable for another of the days features the 1400m Lisa Chittick Plate, and the Per Incanto mare La Mia Stella (Per Incanto-O’Stellar by O’Reilly) enhanced her profile with a brave third behind the highly impressive winner Covetina Bay. La Mia Stella was bred by the late Don Gordon.



A family operation and success over many years, plus a location in a beautiful, under rated part of the country.

Andrew Forsman, Cambridge Trainer