Overshare's Lady Laguna Earns a Wild Card to Magic Millions
Mark Smith - Saturday December 30
Never further back than third at her last eight starts, Lady Laguna reserves her best for Queensland, and the daughter of Overshare was a most deserved winner of Saturday’s Listed Magic Millions Nudgee Stakes (1200m) at Doomben.
Given a rails-hugging ride by Tyler Schiller, the Annabel Neasham-trained mare defeated Chinny Boom (Spirit Of Boom) by length, with Comrade Rosa (Capitalist) back in third.
With her second stakes success, Lady Laguna advances her record to four wins, four seconds, and six thirds from 20 starts with earnings of $738,000.
The victory earned a wildcard for the $1 million Magic Millions Fillies & Mares at the Gold Coast.
“I’m so excited; I just love this little mare,” Neasham said.
“She is so tough. If you go through her record, it is unbelievable,
“She has so much black-type, and she loves Queensland. This is her second stakes, and I’m so pleased for OTI, who are big supporters.
“Terry Henderson picked her out himself out of the paddock at Spendthrift.
“I didn’t think she was eligible for the wild card and Terry said he thinks she is, and when finding out she is eligible, put her on the truck.”
Bred by Spendthrift Australia, Lady Laguna is the best of two winners from three to race for the Encosta De Lago mare Catalina de Lago, a half-sister to Group II winner She Will Be Loved (Strategic) and to the dam of Group III winner Luke’s Luck (Show A Heart).