Lucky Lago Wins by Seven

There was nothing lucky about the seven length thrashing dished out by blue-blooded filly Lucky Lago (3f Encosta de Lago  x Dizelle, by Zabeel) to her hapless rivals at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The John O’Shea trained filly was stepping out to 1600 metres for the first time and revelled in the soft ground and extra journey to make a one act affair of the Benchmark 75 event for fillies and mares.

She travelled sweetly for Jim Cassidy in fourth spot before surging straight by the leaders as though they were tied to the fence.

Unlucky when narrowly beaten at her previous start, the full sister to stakes-winner Dizlago was sent out favourite for this assignment and now has the overall record of two wins and two placings from just four starts.

“It was very, very, very impressive,” said John O’Shea.

“Obviously the blinkers have helped her and the cut in the ground is no issue.

“There is a listed race over a mile in Brisbane for her on Saturday week that we pencilled in should she run well today, I’ll have a chat to Jimmy and see how she pulls up.

“She has got a good future and we are very happy.”

A homebred for Keith Biggs that was withdrawn from the 2011 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, Lucky Lago is the second winner for Group I AJC Australian Oaks winner Dizelle, a full sister to Champion HK Stayer and international Group I winner Vengeance of Rain.

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