Mare Realizing Potential

Sunday, 25 February 2024 08:09

It’s fair to say promising mare Karman Line (Myboycharlie-World Away by Pierro), an impressive winner of Saturday’s Lisa Chittick Plate at Matamata, has tested the well credentialled training skills of Andrew Scott and Lance O’Sullivan.

Following a stunning debut win at Te Aroha as a spring three-year-old, the filly went onto finish a rather unlucky third in the RL 1600m 2022 Karaka Million Classic Mile at her fourth start.

As can happen with fillies, Karman Line didn’t quite come up as a four-year-old, although she did show her class finishing 5th behind the Per Incanto mare Belclare in the Group 1 NZ Thoroughbred Breeders Stakes. Wisely she was only lightly campaigned, which seems to have been the making of the LA bred mare as a five-year-old.

She resumed this season with a win at Pukekohe on New Years Day defeating subsequent Group winner Churchillian, before a slow start spoilt her chances in the Group 2 Westbury Classic on the new Ellerslie track.

Having her third start in a new campaign Karman Line stormed home to beat a talented field of fillies and mares in the Lisa Chittick Plate on Saturday.

Karman Line was a $14k purchase from LA’s 2019 National Weanling Sale draft before been resold at the 2020 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale.

After leaving Karman Line, her first foal, World Away has left the promising Alexandra Quick, winner of her first two starts, while her Exceedance filly, was a $220k purchase by Karman Line’s trainers from LA’s 2023 NZB Karaka Yearling Sale draft.

The Pierro mare has yearling Per Incanto colt heading to the 2024 Inglis Easter Sale draft, as part of an outstanding LA draft of four yearlings which includes a full brother to Jimmysstar and a cracking Per Incanto filly from the Invincible Spirit mare Winter Sky.

Another great job by LA Stud, we have complete confidence in you guys

Rosie Ealden, Chris Doak Owner/Breeder