Second Winner for Needs Further
Tara Madgwick - Thursday, 22 December 2016
Armidale Stud's exciting young Encosta de Lago son Needs Further sired his second winner at Launceston on Wednesday with a dominant victory for Pateena Arena.

Pateena Arena as a yearlingThe Bill Ryan trained filly was fifth on debut behind Needs Further's first winner Il Regalo on November 9 when she raced greenly.

Sent out favourite for her second start in the 1100 metre maiden, she produced a strong display to win by two lengths.

A $22,000 purchase for her trainer from the Armidale Stud draft at the Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale, Pateena Arena is a half-sister to stakes-placed Happy and Hell and Dandy Gent.

She is the sixth winner from stakes-winning Ladoni (IRE) mare Gehenna.

With two winners from four starters, Needs Further has made a pleasing start to his stud career.

A Group III winning half-brother to dual Group I winner Hallowed Crown, who stands at Darley, Needs Further has 22 entries for the 2017 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale on February 16. Click here to see them.

Race 1 - Longford Cup New Years Day Mdn - 1100m
Class: Maiden. Track: Good(4). Time: 1:05.11. Sectional Time: 0:47.33 at 800m.
Prizemoney: $14,000 - 1st: $9,100 2nd: $2,800 3rd: $1,400.
 1   Pateena Arena T: Bill Ryan J: A Darmanin
2f   Needs Further x Gehenna (Ladoni (GB) )
Not Offered
 2 2.0 Gee Gees Queenie T: S Gandy J: Sigrid Carr
2f   Wordsmith x Annie's Gee Gee (Atlantis Prince (GB) )
Not Offered
 3 5.0 Gee Gee Countryboy T: L, D and T Wells J: T Baker
2c   Wordsmith x Gee Gee Town Lady (Clangalang )
Not Offered
 4 8.5 Egalitarian T: J K Blacker J: Jack Hill
2c   Equiano (FR) x Cunning Lass (Danzero )
 5 9.5 Clean Acheeva T: M Burles J: Y Nishitani
2f   Anacheeva x Aprilia (West Quest (CAN) )
 6 10.0 Need A Queen T: J K Blacker J: Raquel Clark
2f   Needs Further x Queen's Own (Coronation Day )
 7 10.4 Gee Gees Bulldog T: L, D and T Wells J: Ismail Toker
2g   Clangalang x Ariella (Rubiton )
 8 11.4 Black Jaguar T: Brendan McShane J: B Muhcu
2f   Written Tycoon x Taunt Pauline (Oamaru Force )
 9 13.7 Gee Gees Cricket T: L, D and T Wells J: D M Ganderton
2g   Wordsmith x Gee Gees Firstover (Over )
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