New Stakes-Winner for Nicconi
The $125,000 Listed Rosemont Stud Stakes at Geelong on Wednesday was won in a thrilling finish by lightly raced Nicconi mare Exclusive Lass, a $75,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Sheamus Mills Bloodstock from the Three Bridges Thoroughbreds draft.
Trained by Nigel Blackiston and ridden by Kerrin McEvoy, Exclusive Lass bounced back from a last start luckless unplaced run at Caulfield in Group III company to score a tenacious win.
She charged home late and kept finding to the line to score a narrow win in the 1200 metre sprint for fillies and mares.
A model of consistency, Exclusive Lass has three wins and four placings from just nine starts with prizemoney topping $100,000 and will be winning a lot more races!
“Nice mare, very honest and tries so hard,” said Nigel Blackiston.
“It was a great effort to be four and five wide facing the breeze and still win. It’s so important for them to get Black Type and she’s done it.”
A highly successful pinhook for Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Exclusive Lass was originally purchased for $10,000 at the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale by Paul Willetts before being re-sold as a yearling for $75,000.
She is one of two winners from winning Zabeel mare World Exclusive, a sister to stakes-placed Maythehorsebemagic and to the dams of stakes-winners He’s Remarkable and Koala Bear.
Exclusive Lass is the fifth stakes-winner for our promising young sire Nicconi, who stands at a value fee of $11,000.