Trans-tasman Double for Cambridge Stud

Trans-tasman Double for Cambridge Stud7 Feb 2020

Cambridge Stud enjoyed a red letter day on both sides of Tasman this afternoon with Letzbeglam providing the highlight at Caulfield.

The Brendan and Jo Lindsay-raced filly produced an explosive performance to win the Gr.2 Blue Diamond Fillies Prelude.

Closer to home, the Lance Noble trained Meghan was successful at Te Rapa with Leith Innes sporting the familiar Lindsay silks. She is the winner of her last two starts and is now on an Oaks path.

Letzbeglam is prepared by Trent Busuttin and Natalie Young and she took a steep rise in class in her stride, coming off a debut win at Werribee to boost her Gr.1 Blue Diamond Stakes prospects.

The filly had to come from the outside gate and she did that in style, accelerating quickly in the straight under jockey Brett Prebble to win with ease.

“We were a little bit hesitant about the draw and thought she would be a little bit behind them and might have to work too hard,” Young said.

“She was three deep with cover and she took a while to change legs in the straight and then the Snitzel came out.

“She’s a well-bred filly and it’s great for Brendan and Jo Lindsay, they do a lot for New Zealand racing. It’s a fantastic result.

“It was a great effort so we’re absolutely rapt. Brett used his initiative and kept going forward after they jumped well.”

Prebble, who rode Letzbeglam in her only other appearance, was content to sit three wide near the speed.

“She’s a good filly and she’s only going to get better with age,” he said.

“She’s just learning and she’s got plenty pf presence about her, lovely scope, and she’s going to go further.”

Letzbeglam started at better than 30-1 and Prebble admitted he was taken back a touch with the outcome.

“She had improved so much from her first run at Werribee to here and I was bit surprised she won,” he said.

“I thought it would be a stepping stone for her, but she’s come out and raised the bar and showed how good she is. All credit to her, she did it the hard way.”

Prebble also paid tribute to Cambridge Stud Chief Executive Officer Henry Plumptre.

“I’d like to thank Henry, he’s been a long-time supporter of mine and gave me the leg up for this ride,” he said.

“He’s a good mate of mine so thanks Henry, I really appreciate it.”

Bred by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, Letzbeglam was bought out of Vinery Stud’s draft at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for $280,000.

She is a daughter of Miss Charming, a minor sprint winner, who is a half-sister to the dual Group One winner Tout Charmant.