Filly stakes claim for higher honours

Filly stakes claim for higher honours22 Oct 2022

A new look Diss Is Dramatic delivered a flawless Classic dress rehearsal with a stylish victory in the G3 War Decree Stakes at Riccarton.

Trainer Lisa Latta’s decision to add blinkers to our home-bred filly proved a masterstroke and she relished the step up to 1600 metres in the hands of Tina Comignaghi to win with plenty of authority.

The daughter of Dissident is now a $9 chance for next month’s G1 New Zealand 1000 Guineas and is at $10 for the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas.

“We won’t make any decision on race day as I want to see how she comes through this, but we do have to do some thinking about where we head with her,” Latta said.

“She holds a nomination for both of the three-year-old races here in November, with both races having appeal for her.

“We will take a look at which horses are likely to come south and at the ones that are already here then decide on which direction we go in.”

Diss Is Dramatic was into stride quickly to make the running in the War Decree and was travelling comfortably at the top of the straight.

She was hotly challenged 200 metres from home, but moved up a gear to ease clear and score by 1.3l for her third career victory, which includes success in last season’s Listed Champagne Stakes at Riccarton.

“That was a really good win and I think the blinkers going on were a big assist as she was very focused throughout the race,” Latta said.

“We thought the ideal would be to take a sit just in behind them, but nothing wanted to lead so Tina took the bull by the horns and dictated to them.”

Diss Is Dramatic was purchased out of our draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale for $60,000 by Go Racing’s Albert Bosma.

She 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 an unraced Per Incanto two-year-old filly named Dramacool and this season foaled a colt by Almanzor before visiting our European Champion Three-year-old again.