Dramatic Riccarton stakes success

Dramatic Riccarton stakes success7 May 2022

Talented filly Diss Is Dramatic turned her fortunes around at Riccarton with a tenacious victory in the Listed Champagne Stakes.

Her second success from five appearances, our homebred daughter of Dissident may well make a return visit to southern headquarters next season for the G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas.

“Diss Is Dramatic is a very laid-back filly who I think will get over a little more ground as a three-year-old so a break now makes a lot of sense,” trainer Lisa Latta said.

She was luckless when runner-up on the course in her previous outing and the two-year-old determinedly went one better in the hands of Tina Comignaghi.

They settled in behind the pace and worked into the clear at the top of the straight before finishing stoutly in the closing 200 metres.

“Diss Is Dramatic had been a little unlucky last time as she got squeezed out of a gap when she was starting to make her run,” Latta said.

“Tina rode her perfectly this time to keep her in the clear and when she asked her to extend, she really showed some fight to get away on them near the finish.”

She was purchased out of our draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale earlier this year for $60,000 by Go Racing’s Albert Bosma.

Diss Is Dramatic is a daughter of the Darci Brahma mare Our Drahma Queen, who is a half-sister to the dual Group 1 winner Suavito and the G3 J Swap Sprint winner Sultan Of Swing.

Also the dam of multiple winner and Group performer Cap Estel, Our Drahma Queen has a Per Incanto yearling filly and last season foaled a colt by Almanzor.