filly strikes in opener
LOIS Lane, who was retainedby her vendor for just £500 at the 2009 Brightwells December Sale, got up in the dying strides to deny Spontaneity to take the 5f maiden at Lingfield on only her second start.
Ron Hodges: trained and bred the winner of Lois LanePICTURE: Mirropix
The bargain filly was bred in partnership by trainer Ron Hodges with her owner Unity Farm Holiday Centre Ltd, and is the second winner in Britain and Ireland for the 2005 Prix de l'Abbaye runner-up Striking Ambition following Striking Priorite. The Group 2 winner, who is by far the best performer produced by Makbul, stands at Longdon Stud for £2,500.
A win for LoisLane will have been particularly important for connections as she is the first foal out of Straight As A Die, a placed daughter of the beautifully-bred Danzig stallion Pyramus and the 1989 Moyglare Stud Stakes runner-up Tenderetta.