Locals upstaged in Scone Inglis Challenge

Bargain-based filly Alcancia upstaged the locals in the Inglis Challenge at Scone on Friday.  The filly cost just $6,500 from Dengari Lodge at the 2010 HTBA Scone yearling sale and has now earned more than $110,000.

Alcancia (2f Danbird – Mayletto Rose by Rigoletto) defeated Muswellbrook gelding Final Conflict and Scone filly Mystery Flight by over a length.  “She won nicely,” winning jockey Robert Thompson said.  “She travelled well and showed a good turn of foot when I let her down.”

The winner is trained by Jenny Graham at Port Macquarie and had won at Coffs Harbour and Grafton before her biggest pay-day on the first day of the Scone carnival.

Graham prepares and part-owns Alcancia with her parents.  The stable maintains a high strike-rate with horses like last-start Canterbury winner Playful Miss (Foreplay).

Alcancia is a third crop daughter of former Victorian based sire Danbird.  He spent five years at Eliza Park before transferring to South Australia in 2010.

A Danehill brother to Golden Slipper winner Catbird, he won the G2 Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill but has sired just 39 winners at a 36% strike-rate.

Alcancia is a half-sister to minor winners by Nediym, General Nediym and Danewin.  Their dam Mayletto Rose was pensioned by owner Veronica Scott-Mason after foaling the Inglis Challenge winner in October 2008.

Scott-Mason races talented sprinter Border Rebel (Johannesburg) who won the Raheeb Quality on Scone Cup day last year.