Six Length Winner for Pride of Dubai
Trained by Tony and Calvin McEvoy, three year-old Transplant was having her second start and first run back from a lengthy spell following an encouraging debut fifth in the Listed SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes in May last year.
She was a heavily backed favourite and gave nothing else a chance when leading all the way under Luke Currie to win by six lengths.
It’s fairly safe to say the stable will be looking for some nice little Black Type races for her during the coming Adelaide Carnival.
Transplant was a $60,000 Magic Millions purchase for McEvoy Mitchell Racing from the Kitchwin Hills draft and was bred by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum, who bred and raced her sire Pride of Dubai.
She is the sixth winner from six foals to race from placed Fastnet Rock mare Dalleth, who has changed hands numerous times over the years, but was originally a $585,000 Inglis Easter purchase in 2008 for Ingham Racing.
Dalleth is a blue-blood being a grand-daughter of brilliant filly Bold Promise, whose descendants include Golden Slipper winners Merlene and Capitalist, not to mention Group I winners Miss Pennymoney and Dear Demi.
Transplant is the 35th Australian winner this season for Pride of Dubai, who is the leading second crop sire by earnings and winners.