With eight wins from her eight career starts, unbeaten Alice Springs trained filly Desert Lashes has taken on the nickname ‘Desert Caviar’ following her first black type victory in the Listed SAJC Redelva Stakes at Morphettville on Saturday.
The filly was bred in Victoria at Kialla by Fred Borg, a trucking business owner who is better known for his Poll Hereford cattle breeding than thoroughbred breeding.
Borg sold the filly through Kristin and Stuart Brennan’s Kristinvale draft at the 2015 Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale.
She was purchased by the Alice Springs Turf Club for just $6,000 and then on sold at the Inglis Red Centre Yearling Sale for just $2,100 to trainer Lisa Lefoe. Her earnings have now surpassed $236,000 with the Group 2 Euclase Stakes expected to be her next target.
Trained at Alice Springs by Lefoe, Desert Lashes started her career with five straight wins at Pioneer Park. She then won, with a degree of ease, two runs at Morphettville before stepping up to black type company on Saturday.
Sent out favourite, she emerged triumphant, surging away to win by more than two lengths in a dominant display.
“Everything we throw at her she just handles it and she’s a dream come true,” Lefoe said..
“She keeps on surprising us a little bit. It’s been a great ride so far…it’s a bit hard to believe.”
She is the best of four winners from Misha’s Belle, a three-quarter sister to Group 2 winner Silver Glade. Interestingly, Misha’s Belle , like her unbeaten daughter, was also sired out of Chatswood stud being the daughter of Baryshnikov.
Desert Lashes is the fifth stakes-winner for Reward for Effort who sits atop the Australian Third Season Sires table in terms of numbers of winner with 57 along with nearly $2.5 million in progeny earnings.