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Graceful Anna Wins Silk Stocking Handicap

Monday, 10th May 2010

Former Woodlands Stud & now Darley sire Canny Lad (Bletchingly-Jesmond Lass, by Lunchtime) added a black-type success when favoured 3YO filly Graceful Anna (Canny Lad-Lamellar, by Grand Lodge) scored a half-length victory against older rivals in the $150,000 Listed Silk Stocking Handicap (1200m) for fillies & mares at the Gold Coast. Graceful Anna (ridden by Larry Cassidy for trainer David Pfieffer) defeated fellow 3YO filly Kanzan (Commands-Cherry Lodge, by Grand Lodge) & 4YO mare Conquering Queen (Invincible Spirit-River Dance Queen, by Snippets). Graceful Anna (originally a $14,000 weanling at the 2007 Magic Millions National Sale, then a $25,000 yearling at the 2008 Magic Millions Gold Coast January Sale & finally a $38,000 buy at the 2008 Magic Millions National Horses-In-Training Sale) now has 6 wins (also including January's Magic Millions Trophy over 1400m at the Gold Coast, plus 2009's Gr3 Vo Rogue Plate over 1350m at Doomben & Magic Millions Stakes over 1200m at Wyong) & 2 placings from 8 starts for $915,300 earnings. (Click on the link for full race details from Group Race Results at AAP Racing.)

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