Potter’s first winner doubles up at Albury

Tennessee Lad notched the first win for Victorian-based stallion Potter earlier this year and he doubled up at Albury on Saturday.

Tennessee Lad (4g Potter – Soroya by Zabeel) is the only starter from his sire’s initial crop.  He won first-up at Kyneton in April and saluted the judge again in the Annette Wild Plate (1175m) at Albury.

A homebred for rookie Bendigo trainer Kym Hann, the gelding is the first to race from NZ bred mare Soroya who won races at Dargaville and Te Rapa.

Potter (Torrential) stands with Jo Horton at Plenty Valley Thoroughbreds in Whittlesea.  He was bred at Vinery in the Hunter Valley and is a half-brother to five winners including G2 AJC Light Fingers Stakes winner Trezevant (Flying Spur).

Their dam Tennessee Magic won stakes races at Flemington and Caulfield and there are another five “Tennessee” black-type winners in the immediate family.

Potter won 7 races starting with a Gosford maiden before transferring to north for victories at Eagle Farm, Doomben and Gold Coast.  After a further move to South Australia, he completed a hat-trick at Port Lincoln in November 2006.