Maiden victory to Vanilla Princess

Off the back of a smart half-length barrier trial win recently, four-year-old Lonhro mare Vanilla Princess headed to Kembla Grange on Friday, October 17 to contest the Mount Franklin Maiden Plate over 1200m.

Starting the race favourite the blue-blooded mare settled in the lead for jockey Winona Costin and was simply too classy, taking the race by two-and-a-half lengths from Ziggy Willie with a further four-and-a-quarter lengths to the third horse Diggler.

A winner of the Listed Illawarra 2YO Classic as well as a third place in the Group Two Furious Stakes behind Mnemosyne and Media, Snippets mare Permissive is out of the Chief’s Crown mare In Confidence, a half-sister to the Group One Golden Slipper winner and successful sire Danzero.

The first foal out of the four-time Group One-winning Encosta de Lago mare, the Evergreen Rich (Mgrs: A W Bott, P K Siu, M Siu & E Siu)-owned mare is a valuable commodity, especially for when she retires to stud after her racing career.

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