2016 PB Lawrence Stakes First-Up for Miss Rose De Lago

July 19th, 2016

Trainer Danny O’Brien has underlined the 2016 PB Lawrence Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield as the likely first point of call for Miss Rose De Lago, when the talented mare returns to racing during the forthcoming Spring Carnival.

Miss Rose De Lago will likely resume in the 2016 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield in August. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

Miss Rose De Lago will likely resume in the 2016 PB Lawrence Stakes at Caulfield in August. Photo: Ultimate Racing Photos

A former Perth galloper, Miss Rose De Lago has been a strong and consistent performer through her entire racing career so far; posting eight wins and a further seven minors through twenty-eight starts under the guidance of both Simon Miller and O’Brien.

A proven performer at the class and distance, O’Brien was pleased with the rising six-year-old’s performance in a talent-rich Pakenham barrier trial on Monday and revealed she will likely line up amongst open company in the 2016 PB Lawrence Stakes first-up.

“We’re probably going to run her against the boys earlier in the spring, she’s not a mare that’s going to perform below a mile or 1400m first up,” O’Brien told Racing Victoria.

“We’ll get a fair indication of where we’re headed with her after the first couple of runs but there’s obviously plenty of mares targets for her later in the spring like the Myer Classic.

“She went really well this morning and she’s been going really well in her work at home.

“She just came here for a day out today but she’s a super-competitive mare and she’s always going to show you something when you get her out of the gates and she showed her class this morning.

Damien (Oliver) was very pleased and gave me a really good report on how she went. The polytrack is a really good surface and she appreciated it.”

Miss Rose De Lago returned to racing in late autumn in 2015, and impressed through a busy campaign while which highlighted by three race wins, including the Group 3 Ladies Day Vase (1600m) most notably on October 14th.

Resuming this year for third in the Group 3 Mannerism Stakes (1400m) on February 27th, the Encosta De Lago mare placed fourth in the Group 3 Schweppervescence Trophy (1600m) on March 12th.

Returning to winning form with a dominant performance for a three length win in the Group 2 Sunline Stakes (1600m) on March 24th, Miss Rose De Lago has not been seen at the races since failing to fire and ninth in the Group 1 Queen Of The Turf Stakes (1600m) on Day 2 of The Championships.

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