Lohnro Proves to be a Sire of Sires
O’Lonhro (son of champion sire Lonhro) the record breaking Group 2 winner has inherited his sires outstanding looks and magnificent conformation so it is no wonder his progeny are performing on the racetracks. From limited numbers O’Lonhro has an amazing winners to runners strike rate of 45.1% with 19.6% placegetters. [51 runners, 23 winners & 10 placed]. With his best yet to come everyone is looking forward to the coming season to see his career continue to rise.
Included amongst his close relations is I Am Invincible – 2103/14 Champion First Season Sire, sire of five stakes winners including Group One star Brazen Beau – and Group One Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Diamond Drille.
O’Lonhro’s progeny are proving themselves to be tough and consistent and already he has sired the talented winners Social Media, Big Reel, Je Suis Priest, Little Capri, Union Jukebox and the exciting Singapore galloper Black Magic.
From his first 27 runners he has had 10 winners and 8 placed horses.
Attacking the line with the keen resolve shown by his legendary sire Pierro, promising colt Octabello (2c Pierro x Charlotte de Belle, by Secret Savings) made an eye-catching winning debut at Bendigo on Friday.
Easy in the market, the Mick Price trained colt was ridden quietly by Jack Hill and allowed to find his feet early in the heavy ground.
When angled into the clear at the top of the straight, Octabello lengthened stride and surged hard between runners out wide to snatch a narrow but impressive win in the 1300 metre maiden.
“He’s a horse that I like a lot and has got plenty of improvement in him,” said Mick Price.
“I’m going to give him a short let up and target him at the Caulfield Guineas.”
A $190,000 Inglis Premier purchase from the Cornerstone Stud draft for his trainer, Octabello is the third winner for Charlotte de Belle, a full sister to dual Group I winner and $1.9 million earner Dash for Cash.
Octabello is the sixth winner for Golden Slipper winner Pierro, who leads the Australian First Season Sires List by earnings with just weeks of the current season to run.
The champion son of Lonhro stands this spring at a fee of $49,500.