Pattie posts first win for Lords A Leaping

Lords A Leaping completed a magic month for Cromartry Park Stud when his first winner arrived at Belmont on Saturday

Pattie Me Lass (2f Lords A Leaping – Faydenaul Lass by Dr Johnson) sat in the box seat and edged out the favourite Flying Affair in a close finish to the Westspeed Nursery Hcp (1200m).

Flying Affair (Heritage) had defeated Pattie Me Lass on July 9 but was unable to hold out the Dennis Ramsay trained filly on Saturday.

Ramsay and his wife Faye have run a successful float business since the 1980s.  They bred the winner from Faydenaul Lass who was retired after two placings at Ascot in February 2006.

Faydenaul Lass has a yearling filly by Lords a Leaping and a filly foal by Universal Prince.  

Lords A Leaping (Zabeel) was trained by Robert Smerdon and was G1 placed in the T J Smith and Queensland Derby at the 2004 and 2005 Brisbane winter carnivals.

There’s only been a handful of runners from his first crop and they will keep improving at three.  “Lords A Leaping really stamps them,” Cromartry Park owner Olga McKenzie said.  “He’s by Zabeel out of a Bluebird mare and you can recognise both influences in his stock.”

Lords A Leaping’s half-sister by Written Tycoon topped Day 1 at Inglis Melbourne Autumn yearling sale in April.  They are from a half-sister to the dam of G1 NZ Derby winner Coniston Bluebird (Scenic).

The Lords A Leaping breakthrough comes just weeks after Cromartry Park signed G2 winning stallion Famous Roman (Danetime) to its roster.

Cromartry Park freshman Natural Blitz (Dehere) has also been in the news this month thanks to his last-start Belmont winner Ningaloo Blitz.  

Lords A Leaping stands for a $3,500 (inc gst) service fee alongside Famous Roman, Natural Blitz and Redoutable (Redoute’s Choice) at the Gingin nursery.