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Lyndhurst Trifecta in the Weetwood

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A great result for Lyndhurst Stud in the time honoured Weetwood Handicap at Toowoomba, the Listed race with a history of being won by talented sprinters this year dominated by the progeny of our stallions.

First over the line, a deserved winner of her first black type race, was the classy daughter of Hidden Dragon, Miss Imagica who could not have been more impressive saluting by 2.3 lengths - leaving in her wake the talented Sequalo's Cariad and Reilly Blue.

Set for the feature by trainer Michael Nolan who has longed dreamed of winning his home track's biggest sprinting event, Miss Imagica was having her first run since mid-January and she reaffirmed her linking for the course - the Weetwood her seventh success at the course.

In total the winner of eight races and just short of $400,000 in stakes, Miss Imagica overcame a tricky outside barrier draw.

"I said to Nori (Yamada) when we drew the bad gate, just let her roll forward - don't panic. and he did that," said an excited Nolan.

"I know she travelled a bit deep but she was comfortable and I thought coming to the turn she had a kick in her and she did."

A trainer for 21 years, Nolan was thrilled to have won one of his favourite races - "I have watched them, I've been in them and now finally I have won one!" he enthused.

"She has been a great mare for the group that races her," he continued - adding that he also trained Miss Imagica's dam Imagica.

Also talented, Imagica had nine starts - winning four and finishing runner up on another three occasions.

Bred by Gordon and Kathy Smith from Amiens near Stanthorpe, Miss Imagica is one of five winners produced by Imagica, her other winners including the multiple city winner Pelltro by former Lyndhurst stallion Hayil and Miss Imagica's promising two-year-old full brother, the first start winner Bullet One.

The Smiths also bred another very good Hidden Dragon - the Singapore based Moonlite Shower.

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