Wally Daly tempted fate when it came time to register a Playing God filly from his Due Sasso mare There’snonesosassy.
Wally and his brother George are flying high with their Group 1 winner Vega Magic and he nailed it in one naming that filly Classy Lassy.
Produced for the first time in public by Jake Casey at Bunbury on Sunday, she waltzed away with a six-length victory in the Corners On King 3yo Plate (1008m). There have been some pretty smart maiden winners since the start of the south-west season but none to match this one.
Classy Lassy assumed control under apprentice Bonnie Palise and went into overdrive when asked to quicken in the straight. “She had won all her trials and it was obvious she had ability,” Casey admitted. “We didn’t push her last season because she was only little. There’s still not much of her but she’s maturing and coming into her own now.”
Casey knows the family having partnered her dam There’snonesosassy right around Western Australia. She was his first winner at his first ride at Broome and they combined to win a total of 5 races on the Pearl Coast plus extras at Leonora, Leinster and Belmont.
Sean Casey prepared There’snonesosassy and when Jake took out a trainers license he started renting boxes from his Dad at Bullsbrook. He went back to Broome for this year’s round to win 7 races with Corporate Strategy, A Good Plan and Chin Strap.
Classy Lassy can give him some momentum closer to town this season. “She’s pulled up okay and hopefully she can keep rolling. We will look at the calendar and see what’s available in a fortnight.”
Playing God stands at Mungrup Stud and the Bunbury result was timely following some hard-luck stories in the G2 WA Guineas on Saturday. Shaun McGruddy reported Lordhelpmerun was no chance once the pace went out of the race and Steve Parnham had to chance his luck on Platoon but the wide gate took its toll.