A well-conceived and perfectly executed plan made the difference between victory and defeat for Plague Stone who scored the second Stakes win of his career in the Listed Lightning Handicap at Doomben on Saturday, 1 June.
The son of Lonhro appeared to have the edge on his opponents, and the tactics employed by jockey Larry Cassidy ensured he maintained it in a busy finish.
A son of Lonhro, Plague Stone had shown plenty of promise as a juvenile but took time to live up to it, his past two wins as a three-year-old suggesting he is now reaching a peak.
Out of the winning Elusive Quality mare Giggleswick, Plague Stone has a pedigree that traces to the G1 Breeders Cup Turf winner In The Wings and the good Stakes winners Hunting Hawk and Hawker’s News.
Plague Stone ranks among the 83 Stakes winners produced to date by Lonhro who will stand the 2019 breeding season at a fee of $77,000 including GST.