Awesome is an apt description of the remarkable finishing run produced by the Arena 4-year-old mare My Lady's Chamber to win the $85,000 Listed Canberra Sprint (1400m) on Sunday. Close on 200m out she appeared hopeless in last place, but then thundered down the outside in spectacular fashion and went on to win by 1.8 lengths. It was only her second win in 19 starts, but it suggested that this mare trained at Warwick Farm by former jockey Billy Prain for four owners, including her breeder Fred Peisah, owner of the Lomar Park Stud, the home at Werombi in the Sydney hinterland of the Danehill Victoria Derby and Canterbury Guineas winning Arena, could live up to the promise she showed at two and in the spring at three. Her first three juvenile starts resulted in a win by 1.3 lengths at Rosehill Gardens and close seconds at this course and Randwick, while in three successive outings at three, she was second in the AJC Furious Stakes-Gr.2, third in the STC Tea Rose Stakes-Gr.2 and then second of 19 in the AJC Flight Stakes-Gr.1. The performances of My Lady's Chamber to date have suggested she is not far behind her three-quarter sister Regal Cheer in class. Sold in the Lomar Park Stud draft for $85,000 at the Magic Millions yearling sale at the Gold Coast and later to Darley for $900,000 at the Inglis Sydney mare sales, this Arena filly won six races and $885,955, including in her efforts successes in the STC Coolmore Classic-Gr.1 and AJC Surround Stakes-Gr.2 and seconds in the STC Queen of the Turf Stakes-Gr.1, AJC Light Fingers Stakes, STC Concorde Stakes and AJC Liverpool City Cup-Gr.3. Regal Cheer is from Regal Chamber, an STC Magic Night Stakes-Gr.2 winner and Golden Slipper second who like My Lady's Chamber was bred and raced by Fred Peisah. He has been a prominent breeder from his base at Lomar Park for more than 40 years, producing hundreds of winners, many from the same family that produced My Lady's Chamber, her dam Queen's Suite (by Marauding), Regal Cheer and Regal Chamber. Other major winners from the family bred on Lomar Park have included Moment's Pleasure, Razor Sharp, Steel Blade, Super Elegant, Elegancy, Mister Elegant, Robian Steel and Miss Fantabulous. All five Lomar Park yearlings contributed to the select sessions of the Magic Millions yearling sale commencing at the Gold Coast on March 24 are from this very consistent source of good winners.They are colts by Choisir and Fusaichi Pegasus and two fillies by Rock of Gibraltar and one by Encosta de Lago.
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