Encryption adds to Lonhro’s big weekend

Son of champion filly Guelph wins G3 Black Opal Stakes

Encryption (pictured below) continued a spectacular weekend in Australia for Godolphin and for his sire Lonhro by winning the G3 Black Opal Stakes in Canberra on Sunday, 11 March.

In a hard-fought finish, Encryption got the better of Sizzling Belle close to home to win by a half-length with the favourite Bondi in third place.

Always one of the more forward juveniles of James Cummings’ Sydney-based team, Encryption was placed three times before this breakthrough victory which followed his excellent performance for fifth in the G1 Blue Diamond Stakes at Caulfield.

His Canberra win made him Lonhro’s 73rd Stakes winner and added to his sire’s outstanding winners-to-runners ratio of better than 70 per cent.

Encryption is the first foal from the Exceed And Excel mare Guelph, a winner four times at G1 and one of the best fillies of her era.

Guelph is out of the Group winner Camarilla, a daughter of Camarena who recorded the rare achievement for a filly of beating the males in the G1 Queensland Derby.

Lonhro stands at Kelvinside, NSW.