Larneuk Stud’s emerging stallion O’Lonhro, the record-breaking Chelmsford Stakes winner, was represented by a trio of promising winners over recent days.

Kicking off the winning run was Larneuk’s own Brightly Goes who was so dominant breaking her maiden at Echuca on Monday last week.

A short priced favourite on the back of an eye-catching first up second behind the smart Northern Model, the Phil Sweeney trained mare showed her usual pace to share the lead with two others before taking over with 100m to go and finding the line in determined fashion.

“When you ask her for her effort she really fights,” said jockey Brooke Sweeney.

“She pins her ears back and really lowers herself.”

That willingness to find the line is a trait well known in the Lonhro breed and O’Lonhro is also passing it on – as well as speed with all three of his winners last week leading throughout.

The second of which was the Larneuk Stud bred, Darren Weir trained Social Media who found the line extremely well at Hamilton last Friday – despite things not going to plan!

After jumping well from an inside gate, Social Media’s jockey Dean Yendall lost an iron and the horse took charge – going out strongly in front and pressured throughout but still had a length on her rivals on the line.

“She is a talented mare and it was a strong win after she nearly took off on Dean!” said managing owner Darren Dance.

To the Gold Coast on Saturday where Je Suis Prest impressed – burning across from an outside gate to take the lead, skipping clear from the turn, saluting by 2 1/4 lengths eased down.

“She’s a tough little mare,” a delighted Brad Herne said.

“Nothing’s really gone right for her in all of her starts and she’s never drawn a barrier.  Her maiden win at Beaudesert was in a similar fashion, faced with getting caught wide and pushing forward.  She’s a very competitive horse so once she gets to the front she’s very hard to get past.”

“I really like these O’Lonhro’s,” the trainer continued.

“From what I’ve seen they all seem to be tough with a great will to win and I wouldn’t complain if I had a stable full of them.

“I’ve already got a couple more young ones in the stable and they have great attitudes to their work.”

For further information on O’Lonhro who stands this spring at a great value fee of $5500 (incl gst) contact Neville Murdoch on 0418 105 706.

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