Dry track key to Passione

Dry track key to Passione17 Dec 2020

Passione showed her appreciation of a decent surface at Otaki this afternoon to register a deserved first victory.

The Cambridge Stud-raced filly placed in both of her juvenile starts and was again runner-up when resuming as a three-year-old.

The Lisa Latta-trained Passione was then all at sea on a heavy track at Otaki last month before a successful return.

Rider Sam Collett settled her midfield on the fence and took advantage of a rails run on straightening and proved too strong.

The daughter of Proisir was purchased out of Landsdowne Park’s draft at Karaka last year for $100,000.

She was bred by Craig Grammer and the Robinson Family Trust and is a half-sister to NZB Filly of the Year and multiple Group winner Dijon Bleu.

Their dam Pristino, by More Than Ready, is a half-sister to the G2 Queen of the South Stakes winner So Pristine and was bred to Almanzor in 2020.