Lily lands Inglis bonus at Gosford

Snitzel filly Tigress Lily continued her climb through the ranks with an impressive win in the De Bortoli Wines Inglis Bonus 3YO Handicap at Gosford on Thursday

Tigress Lily (3f Snitzel – Empress Lily by Zabeel) hauled $90,000 for the win including a $50,000 bonus for connections and trainer John O’Shea.  

The Randwick conditioner prepared Elite Falls to win the $250,000 Microflite Inglis Banner on Cox Plate Day as well and Gujju to land a $100,000 Inglis Bonus at Randwick last month.  O’Shea plans to spell the filly before aiming at the 2011 Inglis Guineas (1600m) at Scone en route to Brisbane for the winter carnival.

Tigress Lily was a $400,000 graduate of the 2009 Inglis Easter yearling sale.  She was catalogued by Arrowfield Stud and was the most expensive yearling by Snitzel at the majors last year.  Her dam Empress Lily was G1 placed behind stablemate Serenade Rose in the 2005 VRC Oaks.

Second dam Tycoon Lil was a Group 1 winner on either side of the Tasman with her STC Canterbury Guineas triumph a highlight.

O’Shea has always rated Tigress Lily highly and recommended her Redoute’s Choice three-quarter-sister to stable clients at this year’s Inglis Easter yearling sale.  Bred on the same Redoute’s – Zabeel cross as former glamour filly Samantha Miss, the filly fetched $550,000 to the bid of BBA Ireland.

Arrowfield will offer a Redoute’s Choice colt from Empress Lily at Easter in 2011.

The next chance to secure a bonus in the rich Inglis Race Series for 2009 yearling graduates is at Sandown next Saturday, November 27, with an extra $100,000 up for grabs.  Inglis 2010 graduates run for a $50,000 bonus the following day at Canberra.