PANSPACIFICFLIGHT three-year-old filly Julia Lady’s overdue success on the grass at Rangiora on 08 February continues her sire’s good run with Holmes Hanover mares.
Four Holmes Hanover mares were covered by Panspacificflight in his first season here — and two of the progeny have gone on to become multiple winners: Glenisla (out of Touche Franco), formerly trained at Ardmore by Tony Herlihy, has won seven races in Australia and taken a mile rate of 1:55.5; and Wick (out of On The Double) has won five times for Wyndham trainer Brendon McLellan. The four-year-old gelding’s latest win came in a C2-C3 mobile over 2400 metres at Winton on 05 February.
Julia Lady, bred by former Harness Racing New Zealand chairman Max Bowden and his wife Frances, is out of Precocious Arden, one of only two Holmes Hanover mares to produce a live foal to Panspacificflight in his second New Zealand crop. After racing without much luck for three seconds and a third on grass tracks, Julia Lady was at false odds of six to one when she scooted up the passing lane for her maiden win.
She’s Panspacificflight’s seventh individual winner here this season.
And in New South Wales four-year-old Panspacificflight mare Last Flight In scored in 1:56.7 at Newcastle. That was her seventh win, matching Glenisla’s record for the most number of wins down under by the stock of her sire.