Nicconi Filly Wins Albury Guineas
Leading country trainer Brett Cavanough has already secured a place in the $300,000 Country Championships Final next month at Randwick with promising Nicconi filly Loved Up, who scored another big win in the $50,000 Albury Guineas on Friday.
The progressive filly took the 1400 metre contest by half a length beating the colts and geldings in an impressive display and also claimed a $50,000 Inglis bonus for her trouble.
Passed in at the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale by Lustre Lodge, Loved Up is a half-sister to stakes-winner Liesele from Group II placed Love’s Here.
She’s been a great money spinner for her owners winning five of 10 starts and over $172,000 in prizemoney.
Loved Up is one of a string of recent winners for dual Group I winner Nicconi, who has moved to second on the Leading Second Season Sires List by winners and featured at Moonee Valley on Friday night with the smart winner Nicoscene.
Prepared by Lee and Anthony Freedman, Nicoscene has now won three races and placed five times from 10 starts earning over $180,000 in prizemoney.
An $85,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Musk Creek Farm draft, Nicoscene was a successful pinhook having been bought as a weanling for $23,000.
He is the best of three winners from Snippets mare Citiscene, a half-sister to South African Group III winner Royalsecuritybaby from stakes-winner Citirecruit.