Lonhro pair fight out Listed prize at Eagle Farm

Ranier holds off Kementari in all-blue finish

The abiding presence of Lonhro in Australian racing was emphasised yet again when his sons Ranier and Kementari fought out Saturday’s Listed Wayne Wilson Plate at Eagle Farm in Brisbane.

The verdict went to Ranier who had led from the jump and responded gamely when challenged to score by a half-head.

Ranier’s victory was his seventh in all, his fifth at Stakes level having become one of Lonhro’s 91 Stakes winners as a three-year-old in 2018.

The five-year-old is out of the Commands mare Kanzan, herself a multiple Stakes winner in Sheikh Mohammed’s colours. Kanzan is also a three-quarter sister to Godolphin’s Listed winner Kordia (Epaulette).

Ranier’s Godolphin stablemate and runner-up Kementari ran well after racing outside the winner from soon after the start, going down by a half-head with the pair having the result between them.

Lonhro will stand the forthcoming southern hemisphere breeding season at Kelvinside, NSW, at a fee of $66,000, including GST.