Queensland roll continues

Queensland roll continues22 Dec 2022

Our fledgling association with Queensland trainer Jack Bruce has got away to a flying start.

Home-bred Tavistock mare Tavi L’Amour was successful in her first start at Ipswich for the Deagon-based horseman and hot off the heels of our colours been carried to victory at Eagle Farm by Per Incanto’s daughter Firstluv.

“It’s a big thanks to Cambridge Stud who have supported me with two really nice horses so Merry Christmas to them,” Bruce said.

Tavi L’Amour had broken her maiden at Hawkesbury from John O’Shea’s stable before she relocated and produced a handy trial from her new quarters before her first-up success over 1700 metres.

Jockey Ben Thompson, who had also been aboard First Luv, let the mare find her feet from the outside gate and she settled a clear last.

Tavi L’Amour improved 500 metres from home and after swinging widest on the turn she produced a sustained finish to beat stablemate and farm graduate Bedford Square.

“It was a patient ride and she can improve significantly,” Bruce said.

“She had been competitive in New South Wales without going to the next level and hopefully she can do that here.”

Tavi L’Amour is out of the Danehill mare Love Diamonds, also the dam of the former joint New Zealand Filly of the Year and multiple Group winner Queen Of Diamonds, and her Embellish colt will be offered at Karaka next month by Kiltannon Stables as Lot 862.

Love Diamonds is out of the dual Group 1 winner Lovestrista and is from the famed Eight Carat family.

Kiltannon will also offer a half-brother by Embellish to Bedford Square as Lot 1039 at Karaka and they are out of the Street Sense mare Superefficient who is from the family of Group 1-winning siblings Assertive Lad and Assertive Lass.