Cameo Lass dominates at Camperdown

Jan 20, 2018

Malady Racing’s year continues to gather momentum with the stable celebrating its second winner in 10 days.

Lightly raced Cameo Lass added to the Sandown success of her stablemate King of the Ark on January 10 with a dominant first-up win in Saturday’s Country Road Farm Supplies Maiden Plate (1000m) at Camperdown.

Ridden by Jarrod Fry, the Bramshaw mare had the field covered early in the home straight and at $3.20 favourite charged away over the last 200 metres to a three-length victory over Cherax and Cosmic Swoop.

It was only the seventh start for the five-year-old who didn’t make her race debut until last summer, but she is getting with each preparation.

“She’s away and going now and it wouldn’t surprise me to see her winning more races the way she has come up this prep,” said trainer Vincent Malady.

“She beat an ordinary field, but she won very well.”

Vincent said that being more mature, Cameo Lass was set for her longest campaign to date.

“She’s a strong-boned mare but she didn’t hold much condition last prep and only had three runs,” Vincent said.

“She ran well fresh at Geelong but her form tapered off a bit so we gave her a good break and she is much better for it.”

“She handles things better now, even race day pressure.”

Owners David Dean and Geoff Wheildon bred Cameo Lass and they race her with friends.

Cameo Lass is the first foal from Choisir mare Tamisra, who cost $10,000 at the 2009 Inglis December Sale, nine days after she won over 1600m in Adelaide.

Meanwhile, the Malady stable missed landing a Camperdown double when Dodge the Hounds finished second in the Skybow Bulk Haulage Maiden Plate (1400m).

So far this year the stable has had six runners for two winners, a second, a third and a fourth.