Dysphonia delivers in Scone Cup

Lonhro mare Dysphonia produced a powerful finish from the tail of the field to claim the $175,000 Listed Scone Cup (1600m) on Friday.

Racing in the colours of Sheikh Mohammed, the Peter Snowden-trained mare notched her second stakes win following the Listed Festival Stakes at Rosehill in December.  She scored by a half length over Willy Jimmy (Dehere) and Mr Unforgettable (Rubiton).

Dysphonia (4m Lonhro – Stutter by Night Shift) was coming off a third placing behind stablemates Kanzan (Commands) and Screen (Lonhro) in the Listed Darley Crown at Hawkesbury.

“I’ve always wanted to win a Scone Cup,” said Snowden who is a local lad.  “It’s probably only a little race compared to the magnitude that we race in, but for me it’s very special.”

Dysphonia is out of the Night Shift mare Stutter and is bred on the same cross as Darley stakes winners Beaded, Parables and Trim.

Stutter won five races in Melbourne and Sydney and she is a half-sister to the dam of Randwick Listed winner Jeremiad (Octagonal).  Second dam Murmurs (Zamazaan) is a half-sister to the dam of Sir Kinloch (Rhythm), a G1 winner of the NZ Thorndon Mile.

Dysphonia has a 2yo half-sister by Strategic named Notker.  Her yearling half-brother by Reset failed to reach a $75,000 reserve at the 2011 Inglis Melbourne Premier.  

Stutter has a filly foal by Canny Lad and she was covered by Glenlogan Park sire Red Element last year.  Darley sold Stutter to Neil Jenkinson for $44,000 at the 2010 Magic Millions National Sale.