May 16, 2009Déjà vu for Court

Déjà vu for Court

By Tara Madgwick –

On this day last year Anabaa (USA) filly Court was seen at her best in winning the Group Two BTC Champagne Classic at Doomben for the juveniles and she returned to the same track on Saturday for an encore victory in the Group Three BTC Classic over 1350 metres.

The Clarry Conners trained filly has been in sparkling form this preparation and was able to overcome the disadvantage of barrier 16 to score a powerful win over the colts and geldings.

Eased back from the start, Court (pictured) settled towards the rear of the field and made a withering run for champion jockey Damien Oliver to land her third Black Type victory.

Court has the tidy record of four wins and four placings from 12 starts with prizemoney of $417,950.

Bought back by her breeders Newhaven Park for $180,000 at the 2007 Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Court is from the Zeditave mare Splish, whose dam is a half-sister to former outstanding sire and Group One winner Grand Lodge (USA). A troubled breeder, Splish has not had a foal since Court, but was covered by champion sire Encosta de Lago last spring.

Court is one of five Australian stakes-winners for former Widden Stud based shuttle sire Anabaa (USA) this season joining Marchelle Belle, Corsair, Silently and Stokehouse.

Anabaa (USA) is now permanently based in France and his last Australian bred offspring are weanlings.

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