Well-bred Astadash gained a first Stakes win in Gowran's Group 3 Denny Cordell Lavarack/Lanwades Stud Stakes today, continuing a brilliant spell for trainer Jessica Harrington and completing a double for jockey Wayne Lordan.
Astadash, a half-sister to Group 1 winner La Collina and Royal Ascot handicap winner Foxes Tale, took eight attempts to win a maiden and today beat Emaniya by three lengths to gain a first black-type success.
Harrington, winner of four Champions Weekend races last week including two at Group 1 level, is averaging a-winner-a-day for the past 21 days, and said “she loves Gowran and ran a blinder here last time. She was very good today and I’m delighted that she’s now got big black type.
“She’s big and took a long time to come to herself. The dam (unraced Starfish) is not around any more so the owners (the Barry family) will want to have her for the paddocks.”