Sun shines brightly on the Coast for Edmonds duo

May 12, 2016

Heading to the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday with three runners, the Toby Edmonds Racing stable were extremely pleased with the efforts off all three, highlighted by a winning double for Little Bita Love and Lyricist.

The first runner of the day was three-year-old filly Little Bita Love, a daughter of Snippetson who contested the Coastline BMW Maiden Plate over 1400m.

Away swiftly from the gates for jockey Jeff Lloyd, the filly was only having her third start and went straight to the lead from the inside gate.

Maintaining her lead throughout, the filly cornered into the home straight with a clear margin before Lloyd asked her for an effort where she battled on bravely to hold off Plan Red by a half neck to record her maiden victory.

Bred and part-raced by Stuart Ramsey’s Ramsey Pastoral Company Pty Ltd, the filly has a lot of improvement left in her and with a pedigree that contains numerous stakes winners such as Sky Cuddle (G1W), Highly Recommended (G2W), Fast Clip (G3W), Hint (LW) and Undeniably (LW), there is plenty of reason to feel that this filly will continue to improve and we are excited about her future prospects, but will now head for a spell.

Two races later, Fastnet Rock mare Raffinato put up a strong effort to finish fourth, beaten just on two lengths and her first start for the stable after being transferred north the Tony McEvoy yard.

Winning a recent barrier trial by a length, we are confident the mare will improve after her run and we look forward to her next start.

Our final runner for the day was the exciting Dylan Thomas filly Lyricist, who was coming off the back of consecutive wins, contesting the Parklands Tavern, Benchmark 70 over 1600m.

With a natural progression to the mile after wins at 1200m and 1400m, the impressive filly settled off the back of leader Kim Noir who took up the running after jumping from a wide gate.

Kim Noir went many lengths clear during the race, with Jeff Lloyd content to settle Lyricist in third on the rails just inside Backstreet Lover who was in second.

Coming to the turn, the margin that Kim Noir had on the field had been reduced, but she was still showing some fight.

Lloyd urged Lyricist off the rail to make a challenge where she showed her class to justify her favouritism, pulling away for a length and a half victory from Real Ego who came home late, a half neck ahead of Kim Noir who held on for third.

With nominations to both the Group 1 Queensland Derby and the Group 1 Queensland Oaks, both over 2400m, Lyricist is likely to take a huge step up in class at her next start, contesting the Group 3 Doomben Roses over (2000m) on May 21st as a lead into a possible Oaks start.

Just like our previous winner Little Bita Love, Lyricist was bred and is part-owned by Stuart Ramsey’s Ramsey Pastoral Company Pty Ltd, with the filly being out of a half-sister to Group 1 winner Drum, as well as to the dams of Group 1 winners Grand Armee and Dealer Principal, we have high expectation for the well-bred filly!

Haywire, the dam of our filly is also a three-quarter sister to world class sprinter Absolute Champion and a half-sister to Group 1 Oaks winner Anamato.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of our owners, and also invite you to head to out upcoming Open Day which is set to be held on May 22 at the Magic Millions sales complex, click here for more information.