Black type performer Hello M’Lady was in a class of her own at Rotorua where she posted another soft win.
The daughter of Shocking bolted in on the course last month and on Saturday she again gave her rivals a lesson with a runaway win in the Maketu Gentlemen’s Club 1215.
“It’s pretty easy when they pull their way into the race, she won very easily,” rider Cameron Lammas said.
“She’s starting to do things right now. She’s got stakes form already and she’s stronger now so I’ve got on her at the right time.”
Trained by part-owner Vicki Prendergast, Hello M’Lady performed creditably in strong three-year-old company earlier in the season. She was third in the Listed Wanganui Guineas and runner-up in the Gr.3 Bonecrusher Stakes.
Given a good post-Christmas break, the three-year-old is now unbeaten this preparation and she will continue to work her way through the grades before eyeing further black type.
“She doesn’t like the summer, she loves the winter and the cooler weather,” Prendergast said.
“We just want to build up her rating points so we can get in a bigger race later on.”
Hello M’Lady settled at the back of the field before Lammas let her stride around runners across the top and they were in front at the top of the straight.
“Cameron did exactly what he was asked to do,” Prendergast said. “We didn’t want Liquid Inspiration to get away on us so we planned to come around them and Cameron rode her beautifully.”
With little persuasion, Hello M’Lady sailed clear in the run home to score by two and three quarter lengths and inflict a first defeat on Liquid Inspiration.