Passione makes winning impact in Australia

Passione makes winning impact in Australia23 Jul 2022

Our well-related Proisir mare Passione has opened her Victorian account with a metropolitan victory to enhance her future broodmare value.

The Nigel Blackiston-trained four-year-old was a gallant winner over 1400 metres at Caulfield and a performance to fuel hopes of future stakes success.

Passione broke her maiden and placed in the G3 Desert Gold Stakes for Awapuni trainer Lisa Latta before we decided to send the mare to Australia and she showed admirable improvement on her first-up seventh at Sandown.

“I was very confident she would run well there, but unfortunately she was trapped wide all the way,” Blackiston said.

“She took good improvement out of that and it’s great to get a city win for Cambridge Stud and I thank them for their support.

“She’ll keep progressing and we’ll try and get some black-type down the track.”

Passione settled midfield and one off the fence before rider Craig Williams worked her into the clear 250 metres from home and she drove determinedly to the line to score by a long neck.

“She’s a lovely mare and the way she felt I would say there are a lot of options for her. She’s definitely on the way up,” Williams said.

We purchased Passione, a half-sister to multiple Group winner and former NZB Filly of the Year Dijon Bleu, out of Lansdowne Park’s New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sale draft for $100,000.

She is a daughter of the unraced More Than Ready mare Pristino, a half-sister to the G2 Queen of the South Stakes winner So Pristine, whose colt by The Autumn Sun made $900,000 at Karaka earlier this year. The dam was served in 2021 by Hello Youmzain.