Shalaa’s second new stakeswinner this week

VRC Furphy Plate LR winner Princess Duhallow is Shalaa's 5th 2YO stakeswinner in Australia. (PHOTO: Darren Tindale)

Seven days after his 11th career stakeswinner, Shalaa added No. 12 in the athletic shape of 2YO filly Princess Duhallow, winner of Saturday’s $175,000 VRC Furphy Trophy 1000m LR.

At her third start, two weeks after her good 4th in the Talindert S. LR, Princess Duhallow returned to Flemington and turned in a polished performance to score by a length from the favourite Butch Cassidy.

Co-trainer JD Hayes said, “That was a very professional performance and we’re very happy. She’s a very fast filly and we did think that she’s a 1000-metre specialist because she is so fast and brilliant.”

Bred by Riversdale’s Nick & Jasmine Hodges, Wayne Kemp, Roger Langley and Oriano Rizio, Princess Duhallow is the third foal out of Duhallow (by Denman), a winning half-sister of 2YO stakeswinner Sabie. 

A happy group of owners celebrate Princess Duhallow’s maiden stakes victory at Flemington with trainers Ben & JD Hayes. (PHOTO: Darren Tindale)

Princess Duhallow was offered under the Supreme Thoroughbreds banner at the Inglis Premier Sale where she was purchased for $160,000 by Lindsay Park Racing. She is raced by a group of owners including Lindsay Park, Supreme Thoroughbreds, Ray & Susie Montague, Lindsay Caminiti and David Lilley.

Five of Shalaa’s 6 Australian stakeswinners have earned their status at two – the exception is Recommendation, winner of last Saturday’s Zeditave S. G3. Ten per cent of his Australian-bred runners are stakes performers, a strike rate that compares favourably with Not A Single Doubt and Snitzel at the same stage of their careers.

Shalaa has 5 fillies & 4 colts on offer at the current Inglis Premier Sale, 4 lots in the Magic Millions Adelaide catalogue and 3 colts & a filly to sell at Inglis Easter

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