Group 1 feature on homebred mare’s radar

Group 1 feature on homebred mare’s radar23 Mar 2024

Cambridge Stud graduate Diss Is Dramatic emerged as a top-flight contender after she emphasised her quality and versatility with victory in the G2 Japan Trophy at Tauranga.

The Lisa Latta-trained four-year-old had to overcome trying underfoot conditions and she proved up to the challenge in the hands of jockey Matthew Cameron to claim top honours in the 1600 metre feature.

Successful on all types of footing, our homebred mare has compiled an impressive record with previous victories in the G3 Thompson Handicap, G3 War Decree Stakes and the Listed Champagne Stakes.

“We will take her home and sit down and have a think about things as there are a lot of races we could target,” Latta said.

“The New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes (G1, 1600m) is an obvious one but races like the Manawatu Breeders’ Stakes (G3, 2100m) or the Travis Stakes (G2, 2000m) also hold a lot of appeal.

“Wherever we go we think she can be competitive.”

Diss Is Dramatic settled in the body of the field at a sodden Tauranga venue and let down strongly in the run home for the sixth win of her career.

“That was a great effort and a perfect ride by Matt,” she said.

“He had her nicely placed throughout and got her to the outside just when he needed to.”

Diss Is Dramatic was purchased out of our 2021 draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale by Albert Bosma’s Go Racing for $60,000.

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 her son Sultan Of Swing won the G3 Swap Contractors Sprint and finished runner-up in the G1 Windsor Park Plate.

There is also a strong international flavour to the family as the third dam Nicer won the G1 Irish 1000 Guineas.
We sold Our Drahma Queen’s Almanzor colt, named Not A Worry, to DGR Thoroughbred Services and John Thompson Racing at Karaka last year for $180,000.