Shalaa’s second new stakeswinner this week
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.
— Victoria Racing Club (@FlemingtonVRC) March 4, 2023
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.
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.