LADY BY CHANCE impresses at Belmont

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The eagerly awaited debut of the sire CHANCE IN TIME’s first foal, LADY BY CHANCE, finally happened at Belmont on Wednesday.

The 3 year old filly was sired when CHANCE IN TIME was having a spell from his racing career, and her dam was the unraced Maroon mare TIANNEFE. Peter has always held the breeding of both sire and dam in the highest regard, and LADY BY CHANCE’s racecourse appearance was a special day for the Giadresco family.

The filly was unfancied for the Tabtouch.Mobi Handicap for 3yos over 1200 metres.

In the early stages of the race the pace was set by the fancied Fuchsia Banana, just ahead of the favourite Vienna Battle. LADY BY CHANCE was nicely settled by jockey Jason Whiting in 5th place on the rail. On entering the home straight, the runners fanned across the track, looking for the best ground, and at the 300 metre mark it was difficult to pick out the leader. All the time LADY BY CHANCE was making steady headway up the rail, and 100 metres out she hit the front under Jason’s urgings, and held on determinedly from a wall of horses to win by a short half head. What a fairytale – a winner on debut at Belmont, for a first foal, a first filly, and all from a new season sire!


As one of the best-bred sons of Danetime in WA, CHANCE IN TIME has already caught the imagination of local breeders, who are keen to use such a well-bred stallion, whose bloodlines read like a Who’s Who of class performers across Australia.

Peter is naturally thrilled that this home-bred filly has performed so well, fulfilling all her promise at home and on the trial track. He is hoping more WA breeders will take this opportunity of supporting CHANCE IN TIME, who stands locally and offers great value in these difficult times. He can be contacted on the usual numbers.

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