Two-year-old filly Familia continued the good run of form of horses owned by Cambridge Stud proprietors Brendan and Jo Lindsay when successful at Ruakaka on Wednesday in the Sunline – Vale Trevor McKee Maiden 2YO (1000m).
Prepared by Lance Noble, Familia was given a perfect on-pace ride by Sam Spratt to win at her first start and frank her strong trial form.
“It’s nice to get another two-year-old winner leading into next season. It gives us something to look forward to,” Noble said.
“Sam summed it up really well. We knew she’d jump well, and she was able to hold the others out, which was great. She was a little bit green up the straight, but I thought she stuck on well.”
Noble said the daughter of Makfi would likely step-up to stakes company at Wanganui on June 1 at her next outing.
“We may look at the Castletown Stakes (Listed, 1200m) in a couple of weeks,” Noble said.
“It is likely to be wet down there, and we are not sure that she will handle it but while she is going well, we might have a crack at that.”