Group One credit for Karaka-bound filly
27 Dec 2017Authentic Paddy's timely victory at the highest level in the Gr.1 Zabeel
Classic has been welcomed by Goodwood Stud.
A son of Howbaddouwantit, he did his younger half-sister by Tavistock a
massive favour when successful on Boxing Day.
Goodwood will offer the filly (Lot 47) during the Book 1 Sale at Karaka on
They are out of the Cape Cross mare Authentic Cross, who is from the family
of the Group One winner and producer Lord Ballina.
Authentic Paddy's triumph at Ellerslie was also one of trainer Lisa Latta's
most satisfying achievements.
"It's just an absolute buzz," Latta said. "He's a lovely horse and he so
deserved that. It's been a great day for us."
She was on course at Awapuni where she celebrated a winning treble with
That's Amore, Lincoln's Gal and Denny's Lincoln.
Latta also pulled off a masterstroke by engaging Trudy Thornton to partner
the eight-year-old Authentic Paddy.
"He needs a strong rider and Trudy does exactly what she's told," she said.
Thornton got away with easy sectionals in front and Authentic Paddy did the
rest, comfortably holding the challenge of Lizzie L'Amour at bay in the
straight to score by a length and a-quarter.
"It's amazing, he knows his job and he's a pleasure to ride," Thornton said.
"I just want to thank Lisa and the owners for the ride."