Familia’s Luck Turns at Pukekohe

Familia’s Luck Turns at Pukekohe22 Nov 2019

Familia’s fortunes turned around at Pukekohe this afternoon with the promising filly accounting for her older opposition.

The Lance Noble-trained three-year-old had stepped out in the Gr.3 Soliloquy Stakes at her previous run, but luck deserted her.

She led early before settling in the trail and was denied a run in the closing 150 metres, going to the line hard held in seventh spot.

Rider Leith Innes took the reins this afternoon and they proved a winning combination for Familia's second success from seven starts.

The Brendan and Jo Lindsay-bred and Cambridge Stud raced filly is a daughter of Makfi and the High Chaparral mare Enjay.

The dam is a half-sister to the Gr.2 Shannon Stakes and Gr.3 Cameron Handicap winner Rolling Pin.

She is out of the black type winner Gypsy’s Daughter, a half-sister to another stakes winner in Kiss N’ A Shilling.

Enjay produced a colt by Ocean Park in 2019.